As an increasingly connected world generates ever-more data sets, and the tools to examine and analyze those data sets become easier to use, the fields of data visualization and illustration (called infographics as a catch-all term), have enjoyed something of a renaissance. We dug through our archives and the archives of our favorite infovis blogs to find some of our favorite science-related infographics from the past year.
To make the grade, we look for science-themed infographics that are engaging--either literally as an interactive graphic or metaphorically due to excellent design aesthetics. The infographic also must clearly communicate the concept being presented--it must tell a complete story, allowing the reader to draw his or her own conclusions rather than having to be told what the answer might be.
Click through to see which ones we chose.
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