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)

Understanding the home birthing trend [Infographic]

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What can a smart home do for you? [Infographic]

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Man versus flea: How do we compare? [Infographic]

A guide to starting your own compost pile [Infographic]

The truth behind child athlete injuries [Infographic]

7 innovative leaders in the field of social change

How technology affects our sleep [Infographic]

The science behind concussions and student athletes [Infographic]

Our toxic relationship with our gadgets [Infographic]

Tapping the health benefits of pure maple syrup [Infographic]