Due to cheaper and more powerful computing, data storage server farms, and more knowledgable workers, our world remains awash in data. Numbers in text and tabular forms are difficult to follow. Visualizing data improves understanding and leads to better questions along with more informed audience.

Start with Carrie Hill, who explains how to create a good infographic. Follow with John Patterson, who gives more details and examples

Tim Wilson covers data visualization and dashboard design. Finally, this entry provides several Do's and Don't's related to visualization.

For infographic showcases and to find some inspiration, then check these services:

Finally, this web page serves a good repository of links related to infographics.

This website provides a Power Point template for displaying cluster analysis results. (for basic drawing) and Cmap (for mind maps) remain one of many free infographic tools.