Infographic template

Infographics are graphics that contain a combination of various forms of visual data about a certain topic. These forms include but are not limited to graphs, tables, charts, text, photos and illustrations.

Infographics are designed to present a sizable amount of information in an effiicent, often entertaining manner. Infographics have arguably existed since ancient times in the form of cave paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics. In 1975, Princeton professor Edward Tufte created what are considered the first modern infographics. Today, they can be commonly found online, and often go viral.

Infographics are a quick and fun way to educate yourself about a given topic without needing to do too much research. MNN has an extensive collection of infographics that cover an assortment of topics. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Recycling: The who, what, when, where and why

The hippie continuum: What level hippie are you?

Connectivity: How work, home life have converged

New landscape (and fewer fees) for big banks (Infographic)

7 allergens in your home you may not know about

Plastic bag bans: Infographic shows how different regions stack up

Infographic: How to spend $0 on gas next month

Infographic: How a landfill works

The hidden cost of household gadgets (Infographic)

Infographic: America's report card

Infographic: What's driving gas prices?

Infographic: 10 years after Sept. 11