In a world where a thought is a Tweet and a conversation is a string of wall posts, it’s hard to imagine any other way of understanding information than visually. As a graphically obsessed individual, infographics have just always made sense to me. How often have you been in a meeting, a conversation, or educating yourself and thought how much a visual would help you better understand? For me and a world of designers, that thought bubble has popped up far too many times to not make a change in the way we learn. Words still have their meaning, but the image is what will bring the voice of that information into reality.
Visual.ly, a recently launched purveyor of infographics, detected this shift and sought a means to collect the golden age of data into a comprehensive library that not only enables designers to display their portfolios but for any digital passerby to delve into the visual sea of information.
From The Work We Do To Pay Taxes to Missions To Mars, as “the world's largest community for exploring, sharing, creating, and promoting data visualizations,” Visual.ly is at the forefront of the information wave of the future.