The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization: Reclaiming the word "infographics"
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I feel the negative sentiment around infographics is a product of exactly what you describe, "bad" infographics. Just as anything that gets mainstream attention it becomes watered down and tacky (ex. big data). I agree that "great" infographics are amazing tools for telling stories that include great depth and thought provoking design. Cheers! Maybe go on the offensive? Force a new term upon them?I kind of like Popcorn infographic.http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2012/11/guest-blog-popcorn-infographics.html