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May

What Killed the Infographic? - a Response

In Mark Wilson's excellent piece ("?) about the state of infographics, he mentions that the industry is 'growing up'. In many ways, that's a good thing as it might reduce some of the 'noise' out there. Google 'infographics' and you'll be inundated with both well-designed pieces and those that are nothing more than colors splattered on a page interspersed with random numbers. I would like to see the industry 'grow up' as well, in hopes that the overall quality and design of infographics would increase.

He goes on to imply that the industry is becoming more standardized. When referencing tools like Tableau, he says: "Now, it might not be the world's most creative data visualization. But that's one of the tradeoffs." This is where I begin to see problems.

If the industry ends up being 'codified', then most infographics will look the same. That, to me, is boring and sterile. I want to see real creativity, real genius in this industry - that's what got it going in the first place. For the true, highly-talented creators out there, they will never use software such as Tableu - it's far, far too limiting. Instead, they will continue to use whatever tools allow them to produce the most innovative pieces out there.

Thus, while the industry may indeed be 'growing up', I certainly hope that doesn't mean it also becomes sterile. That being said, I'm sure there will always be room for the true creatives out there. Pages https://pro-academic-writers.com/ or study hours and hours for one particular course, managing your work load can be

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