Visualization: to form a mental image. As designers we are often responsible for visualizing design solutions and conveying them to clients (or professors). Infographics: visually displaying information in such a way that it invites the viewer to participate in the interpretation.
IBM is beta testing some infographic generating visualization tools. Check ‘em out:
But, beware! Software can only do what its told with what its given! Nothing can replace that “human touch!”
More on infographics.