I have been meaning to do this for a couple of months now, so I was very happy to finally carve some time to explore the world of infographics over this glorious bank holiday weekend (today was Sweden’s national day).
An infographic is a visual representation of information or data, e.g. as a chart or diagram. It is often said that “a good infographic is worth a thousand words”. If, unlike me, you are not convinced, maybe checking out these 9 super powerful infographics will change your mind.
There are making different free tools for creating infographics but one has to start somewhere so I trialed Piktochart first. The free version of Piktochart has a decent library of templates to easily put together infographics, reports, posters or presentations. If you really get into (and I can’t see how not to), for a reasonable subscription fee, you get full access to all Piktochart features, including over 400 templates.
The UK Department of Food and Rural Affairs recently released their 2015 slaughter statistics, so after downloading the data (and supplementing them with data from other sources), I put together the following infographic to share with you.
Alternatively, click here to be taken to Piktochart and view the infographic (in higher resolution) in your browser.
As this was my first venture into the world of infographics, I warmly welcome feedback to take on board for my next creation. Similarly, if you have experience using other tools, leave a comment to discuss the pros and cons of your experiences so far.
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