Looking forward to the Infographics Creation Tool

Visual.ly is a nice website that collects examples of data visualizations. But it’s also a company that is building a tool that promises you to easily create sophisticated (interactive) infographics. In the Eager Eyes of Robert Kosara this tool holds no less then The Future of Data-Based Infographics. Read his crystal clear post and you can only agree:

The key difference between visualization and infographics is that the former is easy to automate and generic, while the latter are specific and usually hand-drawn. Now imagine a better way to create infographics based on data: a way that lets designers work with numbers more easily to create graphics that are visually exciting while still true to the data; a way that encourages and embodies best practices in visualization for designers. That’s Visual.ly.

The image below shows a mock-up of the tool. Note the Action palette at the bottom right. I, for one, am really looking forward to a working demo!

One thought on “Looking forward to the Infographics Creation Tool”

  1. Good news. When producing the graphics will take less time, we might take more time to think about whether the infographic is neccessary, legible or has meaningful interaction. On the other hand, there’s the danger of an epidemic of quickly made info-junk. But hey, we’ve survived Powerpoint-for-everyone, so I’m optimistic!

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