Infographics are visual representations of information and data through text, images, charts and diagrams. An infographic helps to communicate knowledge and explain concepts clearly and synthetically, and facilitates the understanding of complex issues thanks to visual support and schematization.
The use of infographics can benefit Communities of Practice by helping them to present its activities and outcomes in a quickly, compelling and attractive way. They are a versatile tool to raise awareness, educate and inform very diverse target audiences that improves the visibility of online messages. On the other hand, data-rich visualizations of information increase the engagement and interactions on social media and help people to remember key messages.
The digital nature of infographics means that they can be distributed face-to-face as a springboard and a prop for discussions, as well as online communications.