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Should You Make That Infographic?

Rani Molla

published on May 8, 2012 in Design

Infographics and data visualization are more popular than ever these days, and on the flip side of this trend is the fact that for each amazing piece that gets published, there is at least one that… well, should never have seen the light of day.

Bad data visualizations can be misleading, confusing — or simply wrong.

Good ones, on the other hand, can be helpful, informative, or both — and fun, to boot.

So, we decided to create a little bit of that joy—and be a little meta—with a simple infographic about whether or not to make an infographic.

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