In my opinion, one of the Internet’s greatest contributions to humanity is they creation and distribution of the Infographic. Talk about bang for the buck. Chock full of informative goodness on a huge variety of topics (many complex), Infographics use rich and imaginative graphs and images to relay high density data & relationships among topic elements, and they are free: Big bang, no buck.
Over time topics expanded to the topic of Infographics themselves. The graphic below is a prime example.
Note the simple color scheme, two blues a gray and orange highlights. Regardless of the complexity of the topic, simplicity reigns. Simplicity is the key to understanding the complex. That probably is the main reason I adore infographics so much; They’re simply complex!
In writing this post I stumbled upon an Infrgraphic purportedly made by Charles Darwin.
So I guess I spoke too soon about the Internet’s Role in Infographic creation, but Darwin was a bit ahead of his time so maybe that evens the score…