A while ago I posted about Information is Beautiful‘s visualizations, designed and created by David Candless. Visualizations and infographics have quickly become immensely popular online, being used in newspapers, journals, magazines, and blogs across the internet. Recently, many instructors have begun using infographics in the classroom as a way to visually represent statistics and data to students. Presenting information to students through these kinds of visualizations can make analyzing data less intimidating thanks to fun illustrations and appealing designs.
Recently, I came across Visual.ly, a website totally and completely devoted to infographics, and I had to share!
Visual.ly provides two things that Information is Beautiful does not; along with a massive compilation of infographics, Visual.ly provides opportunities for users to create their own infographics or share ones they have already made. They are in development of labs that will allow users to plug in data, and choose visualization options, and then publish their infographics on the web.
Below is a video titled “What is Visual.ly?” that goes into more detail of the site! Explore some of their notable visualizations here.