Of course, some may argue that infographics have gone a little too far. This need to have everything colorful, prepackaged, and "shareable" might look exciting, but it also really distills and oversimplifies a lot of information. If you're able to tell an entire story or show all the connections in a single .jpeg file...you've either cut out a lot of the nuance, or your concept was never that difficult to begin with.
Even so, my Senior Class had some fun today converting The Importance of Being Earnest into a simple infographic by mapping out all the character connections. It seemed the perfect combination...not only are the seniors in their final few weeks (and naturally starting to become nostalgic for things like "coloring" and "drawing pictures" but this play is also light and silly enough that an infographic is a perfect manifestation to demonstrate their understanding of the plot and complicated character connections. Infographics are definitely trendy, but when used it the correct fields, they're an example way to make confusing things seem simple.