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An extremely detailed book on designing infographics,
This review is from: Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design (Paperback)
Infographics pose a lot of questions, and Randy is all too aware of these.
Cool Infographics is a book that answers these questions in an easy to understand and thorough way. It makes sense of all the information surrounding data, visualisation and design. But most importantly, it successfully differentiates what an infographic actually is. If you're new to infographics, this book is a must.
In the introduction, Randy touches on important aspects that are often overlooked when understanding what makes a good infographic. From figuring out why we like to make sense of the world, to showing how infographics have come to fulfil this. The book begins as it means to go on. It explains, in meticulous detail, what must be considered when designing an infographic (optimum sizes, SEO and even copyright issues). This is all complimented by some great visual examples too, packed with resources and tips.
Nothing is left unturned and I think this would be very valuable information for those not only new to infographics but also to those that consider themselves experienced. If you're a company that's looking to get an infographic made then Cool Infographics is a great place to start for understanding even the thought that goes into the best infographics.