Authors: He Huang, Yun Wang, Haidong Zhang, Qiufeng YIN, Zhitao Hou, Dongmei Zhang
Abstract: Information Graphics, also known as infographics, have been widely used to effectively convey messages and present insights in data. However, creating expressive data-driven infographics remains a challenge for novice users. In this paper, we present InfoNice, a visualization design tool that facilitates users to easily create infographics. Specifically, InfoNice allows users to customize visual marks by composing and formatting visual elements, such as text, icons, and images. By integrating InfoNice into Microsoft Power BI, we enable users to convert normal-style charts into infographics in a seamless way. Early user feedback demonstrates that users like InfoNice and they are able to create a variety of infographics for common usage scenarios.