Extreme Sports carries an aura of danger, one that acts as an effective barrier, keeping the average person from attempting to take up an extreme sport. This is because we’ve always thought that these sports are for those who have no fear of death, and live for the thrill. But this Infographic created by Extreme Sports Land reveals that extreme sports are not limited to the thrill seekers – it has now become more mainstream, with 1 out of every 20 kids in North America trying out Extreme Sports. In fact, with three out of every five youths watching extreme sports on TV, I’m surprised the number is not higher.
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 65%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 65%
This infographic submission details the psychology and benefits behind extreme sports. The infographic follows a fairly common format: subheader and body copy paired with an icon. In this case, the icons, unfortunately, do communicate well. Most are a bit too broad. The design of them also varies in style from silhouettes to cartoon characters. The design style throughout doesn't feel cohesive in general. Consider a color palette that's toned down a bit, as well as one illustration style. There are some good opportunities for data visualization on the right side of the infographic, but only one actually (2 in 3) actually pairs the stats with proper data viz. Overall, we give this a D.