We are at a point where data and information are more and more widely available, and the visual language of data and informations is becoming more popular.
The Web itself is increasingly based on visual communication. In this a visual thinking era the terms “data visualizations” and “infographics” remain often used interchangeably.
What is the difference?
Infographics use a lot of illustrations and design, they are often hand crafted and used to tell a story or answer a question.
Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own answer and are often created automatically. They help to quickly interpret complex information, with different kind of data.