Data visualization is an effective tool in getting your message across.
The same data can be interpreted differently if portrayed with different colors and/or shapes. Better design is associated with higher value.
Pictures can increase data retention from 10% to 65%.
Graphs can be extremely effective, and they can manipulate data quite easily, depending on the message one want to communicate.
Resources include data and a story, and they need to be inter-related with visualization. Lead with data with the story underneath for data visualization. For infographics, lead with the story.
Infographics are great for mobilization, where data visualization helps with persuasion.
There are online resources to help develop effective infographics, such as visual.ly