Andres Ross from InstantShift.com has written an article about information graphics entitled: InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices. He starts with answering the questions “What is InfoGraphics” and “Why using InfoGraphics”. Then goes on with to telling a bit about its history and the different types that can be distinguished.
Don’t expect too much depth in the written part. The majority of the article are examples and best practices of information graphics. The collections features some great information graphics alongside rather poor visual creations. Thus, we can’t really agree on the
“Best Practices”. It’s certainly a broad range of examples — unfortunately the lack of well-founded information about information graphics reduces the usefulness of the article.
SOURCE : http://www.datavisualization.ch/showcases/a-primer-to-infographics-from-ishift-com