Some interesting quotes I have read on the blog Communication nation by Dave Gray

Marcelo Valoncini, graphics editor at RCS, gives fives secrets of the curious infographics

1. Look forward
Don't stop with the news, simply reporting what has occurred.

2. Reach out.
Don't be shy; call people and ask for details.

3. Watch TV
Look to the television medium for ideas and particulars.

4. Compare elements
Even if they seem absurd at first, comparisons help people understand things in a larger context.

5. Use the internet
It can deliver strange, funny or useful elements to enhance your story.

Juan Velasco, graphics editor of National Geographic, explains what is an infographic

1. It's a visual explanation that helps you more easily understand, find or do something.

2. It's visual, and when necessary, integrates words and pictures in a fluid, dynamic way.

3. It stands alone and is completely self-explanatory.

4. It reveals information that was formerly hidden or submerged.

5. It makes possible faster, more consistent understanding.

6. It's universally understandable.

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