With the ever increasing use of computers, visualization is used more and more. Powerpoint-fatigue is a

well-known fact. There’s a general feeling that supportive technologies can be useful and effective in

education, however those outcomes are often not achieved. Consequently people start to look for

alternatives: movies, animations and infographics, have become common-practice. These are all powerful

and valuable tools, also in education. It is very important though to ask what type of tool to use, for which

kind of learning and to which purpose. In this article we attempt to derive a taxonomy which will help to make

sound choices, so that visualization can be used effectively.