Infographics, aka data visualizations, have been inundating the internet and social media for years now. Successful infographics convey information visually, can grab attention quickly and help your audience to easily digest complex information by breaking them down into concise chunks of data. Choosing a visual representation for your data depends largely on what that data is, and the audience that will be viewing it. Smashingmagazine.com has two worthwhile articles with opposing viewpoints to get you started: The Do's and Don'ts of Infographic Design by Amy Balliet and The Do's and Don'ts of Infographic Design (Revisited) by Nathan Yau. Knowing the basic forms an infographic can take on is also valuable knowledge. An article at bitrebels.com, 8 Types of Infographics and When to Use Them by Diana Adams will give you an overview of the most common forms, and hopefully lead you in the appropriate visual direction with your own research. I've included some examples below that illustrate the various categories.