The history of this visual science (or art) and tells us that infographics is by no means an invention of the digital culture. The only difference between then and now is the amount of information we are swamped with. Infographics gives us a tool to cut through the noise and into the meat. Patterns, trends, and relationships become a bit more understandable.
Infographics have become an incredibly popular way to display bite-sized bits of information in easy to consume forms of charts, graphics and more. It usually takes quite a bit of designer know-how, patience and some pretty pricey software to get the job done, but thankfully there are quite a few services that aim to make that process a little easier. We’ve already covered Ease.ly and Visual.ly. Now we’re adding Infogr.am to the mix.
Pearltrees is a more natural way to process all we save and share on the web. At its simplest, it is a free web curation tool but with a completely visual interface (like a mindmap) that gives you a birds-eye view of all your interests. It is also a collaborative community that allows you to discover new stuff related to your interests.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve adored optical illusions. Believe it or not, but 1993 found me browsing my parents’ hefty Escher art book, looking for more and more drawings I couldn’t quite figure out. This fascination continued through the famous Autostereogram era, when I learned to see those cool 3D images in seconds, becoming a source of jealousy to all my cross-eyed friends.