The Alternative Way of Creating Infographics Using SVG Technology

  • Sandra Pavazza
  • Klaudio Pap


The article develops new ways of creating and using interactive SVG infographics.
The emphasis lies on the compatibility of SVG standard with other web standards,
like XML, XSL, CSS, SMIL and ECMAScript, the advantages that it brings
are particularly explored. There is a XSLT template developed which transforms
XML data into SVG infographic, and the way of achieving complete control over
data and data visualization is tested. This enabled the achieving of dynamic control
of content and its presentation, and contributed to the results in reduced developing
cost and time, better flexibility and reliability of the organizational system.
The paper also studied the possibility to convey infographic message by adding
interactivity, and explored technologies by means of which this can be achieved.
The aspects of establishing a more efficient communication with end users, such as
searchability and accessibility are also considered. SVG infographics are compared
with other approaches for creating infographics in raster and vector techniques.

Jan 13, 2017
How to Cite
PAVAZZA, Sandra; PAP, Klaudio. The Alternative Way of Creating Infographics Using SVG Technology. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 1-2, p. 45-56, jan. 2017. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2023.
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