Infographics are sets of data displayed to be seen, rather than read.
Information graphics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly and have been around as long as man has. The idea behind infographics is the data visualization should not be left up to interpretation, it should instead be designed in a way that leads to a consistent conclusion.
Infographics should improve understanding by using graphics to enhance visual patterns and trends. This category includes posters, large graphics, desktop backgrounds, social media banners, etc. Infographic design has become more popular in recent years because of the rise of social media sites like Pinterest that help users share and manage images.