To make a good infographic, youâ€™ll need a little stats know-how and a little graphic design know-how. Unfortunately, as the format has exploded over the past few years, weâ€™ve seen heaps of work from people who have plenty of the latter but little of the former–beautiful graphics that donâ€™t really tell us much, or, worse yet, obscure the facts. Whatâ€™s needed is some democratization in the other direction, tools that let people with a good grip on data create visualizations without any proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite. Chartwell is one such example. Stately makes things simpler yet.