Babar Suleman is a director, experience designer and writer. He is the recipient of a Hearst and NYC Media Lab Fellowship and his design work has been awarded by Intel and Hyperakt’s Re33 StoryHack. Babar is a Fulbright scholar and received his MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York City.
In the last few years, the way we design infographics has changed significantly. Infographics have evolved from static graphics to rich, interactive experiences with animation and video elements, all tailored to the uniqueness of the content, instead of pressing it into a precast mold. For this round-up, I have collected some of the better infographics to see what engaging and informative experiences can look like today.
Most of the infographics on this list were chosen to showcase different ways that designers have approached data visualization. However, there are also a few hybrids here that illustrate the disappearing boundaries between infographics and richer multimedia experiences in creating engaging content and compelling stories. Deviating from the traditional infographic form means that we tread into more complex media territory, but such experimentation with technology and narrative will be key in shaping the future of infographic design.