My latest graphic design interests are swirling in the world of infographics.
This term refers to visual representations of information, data or knowledge. I think USA Today was one of the first newspapers to use these pictorial charts on a regular basis with a mass audience, which may have given these visual guides a bad rap actually. At that time there was a lot criticism of USA Today in particular for “dumbing” things down, and the simple graphics were cited as part of that.
But things have changed.