Data visualisation vs Infographics

The phrases ‘data visualisation’ and ‘infographics’ seem to be quite popular at the moment, and I think there’s a danger of them becoming misused. Here’s my very quick attempt at explaining the difference.

Data visualisation

Not surprisingly, this is the process of representing data in a visual way, making what may otherwise be a large and dull set of numbers into attractive designs.


A shortened version of information graphics, infographics are there to aid someone trying to understand something, for example, building a wardrobe or finding their way.

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