Re: _"Infographics_—_A_Special_Mode_of_Technical_C ommun ication"

Subject: Re: _"Infographics_—_A_Special_Mode_of_Technical_C ommun ication"
From: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L Digest <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:52:50 -0400

I haven’t seen it mentioned yet, so… The infographics I see implicitly have editorial comment; that is, they argue a point. The example cited by the original poster is not a random collection of facts graphically displayed, but a selection of facts intended to support a proposition: to wit, that the growth of human population is straining the planet’s resources and ecosystem. I would not say argument is the sole purpose of an infographic, but it is at least the common purpose.

So: are infographics technical communication? I would say so, yes! But do we commonly use them? I would argue no 8^)

— Steve (arguing on his spare time)

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