The Visual Problems of Infographics


ARSLAN D. , TOY E.

3rd WORLD CONFERENCE on DESIGN, ARTS AND EDUCATION- DAE-2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 02 May 2014, vol.1, no.1, pp.409-414

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Dubrovnik
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-414

Abstract

 

 The importance of infographic is indisputable in digital media. Infographics are a powerful tool to illustrate complex vast information. There are, however, debatable visual approaches in the making of infographics. These problems stem from wrong usage of graphical visual elements in representation of information. 

As researchers, we found some basic visual problems in current infographic structures that designers and scholars must know when they work on infographics. We can count some of these problems as layout mistakes, usage of irrelevant colors , wrong choice of format (horizontal and vertical), overused pictographic icons, and off-topic visual elements. 

Keywords: infographic, color, typography, information design, visual elements, context and layout.