The Boom of Big Infographics
May 6, 2010 to Infographics | 26 comments | Share on Twitter
Big information graphics have been around for a long time. They’ve come in the form of maps, visualization, art, signs, etc. That was all on paper though. In the past couple of years, humongous, gigantic, and often really long infographics have found their way onto the computer screen, through blogs and news sites. Some are great. Some really suck. The volume is booming for both.
Let’s take a look at when this all got started, where the trend is headed, and how much we should really read into these things.
Like I said, information graphics have been around for centuries. Flip through Cartographies of Time for examples, or think back to the first time you saw a pictogram on a street sign. We’re talking about big, modern infographics though. For that, we turn to Google. Here are the timelined search results:
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