Towards the Automatic Creation of Infographics

Infographics and data visualisation are of top interest.

Startups come (like visual.ly, see below) and go (like swivel.com) offering visualisation services in various flavours.

Now arrives visual.ly ‘the first startup that solely focuses on mass producing infographics’ and will automate the making of infographics (Techcrunch).

‘Visual.ly, the most daring start-up in visualization after the previous demise of Swivel and other “social visualization” ventures.’ (information aesthetics).

A nice concept

and a fascinating vision towards combining infographics with augmented reality (at the end of the video presentation):

And even if this statup will not succeed it offers some great infographics , including a Satirical Look at Infographics….

.. and a contribution to statistical literacy (see full infographic here):

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