8 Types of Infographics: Which Is Right For You? [Quiz]

By | March 21, 2017 - 2 Minutes Read

There’s more to infographics than a bunch of scattered numbers and pictures in a long image. Actually, there are many different types of infographics (we like to quote 8) that come with their own strengths.

As Danny Ashton from NeoMam Studios puts it:

The right kind of infographic should match your data to your narrative and ensure that people take away your message after reading it. While infographics may not come in that many shapes or sizes (600 x 1,800 pixels is the norm), that doesn’t mean there’s a stock standard infographic for you.

What’s important is to adapt the layout to your content, and not the other way around. As a matter of fact, when you go through the material you’ve researched for your infographic, you’ll have a basic idea of what layout can host it best.

You need to find a way to convey your message in an orderly manner, while also keeping in mind other factors like color scheme, use of whitespace, or fonts. You can learn more about these and other design tips in our dedicated series, right here.

And if you’re still not certain about the kind of layout that will work best in your project, don’t worry. Piktochart has your back. We feature many free and paid templates created by our great team of designers. Simply choose one and customize accordingly. Your work will be ready in no time.


Feel free to scroll down, browse through the summaries of each infographic format, then take our infographic quiz at the end of this post (made with the awesome platform from our friends at Typeform) to test your knowledge!


1. Visualized Article

Visualized Article

2. Flowchart

Flow Chart

3. The Timeline


4. Useful Bait

Useful Bait

5. Versus Infographic

Versus Infographic

6. Number Crunch

Number Crunch

7. Photo Infographic

Photo Infographic

8. Data Vis

Data Vis

Check out the flowchart below to determine which infographic type works the best for you!

8 types of infographics: which is right for you?

Thank you NeoMam Studios!


Here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – our quiz! Let us know what you think of our infographic formats and how you did on our quiz in the comments section below (after you’ve taken the quiz though, silly)!