What colors are all of your socks? How many times have you looked at the clock since you woke? Who did you say hello to up to this point of the day? What’s your favorite form of caffeine and how many have you consumed this week? What annoyed you this month?
The answers to these in-depth inquiries are unique but the common thread they all share is the ability to contribute to a data set. A data set is a collection of information. Regardless of the vitality or importance of the data, a graphic designer has the ability to be a conduit to transform these complex collections, or systems, into a simpler form of visual comprehension for easier digestion. Infographics vary in genre and can be splintered to be more abstract or literal for presentation. A few categories include but not limited to; survey data, explaining how something works, comparisons, interesting facts, or a recruiting tool. Googling infographics will result in waves of color and typography overloading the senses. You could learn a lot in a just a few clicks.
Whether or not you are an artist I challenge you to create an infographic using the questions above as a template to make your personal infographic. If you need inspiration on how to tackle such a task visit Giorgia Lupi’s Dear Data site and see how she used her collection of data to change her perception on life.