When it comes to online content creation and marketing, we’re becoming more and more attracted to visuals.
The online tools come into play to help aspiring content creators help their ideas come to life – albeit, even is it is just on the screen of a computer, or mobile device. Lately, there has been a huge surge in these kinds of tools, each with a new, user-friendly way to communicate visually through different styles, such as videos, infographics, social share images, presentations, etc.
Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...
Infographics hebben aan populariteit gewonnen omdat ze een grote hoeveelheid data snel inzichtelijk kunnen maken aan een groot publiek. Een infographic laat bovendien zien dat je de materie begrijpt en overzicht hebt, daarvoor zijn ze ook uitstekend te gebruiken in de les...
Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated.
Infographics are playing a larger role in visual storytelling efforts. When they are thoughtfully designed, they provide attention-grabbing visuals that also help the reader better comprehend and remember the message. This added value to the reader often encourages further engagement and sharing.
Here are some best practices for designing infographics that drive results....
"Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you developformative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge..."
We love setting goals for improvement here at the Buffer blog, and one of our most recent challenges has been this: Every post gets an original image.
This might not sound like such a tall task until you consider that Courtney and I are journalism majors whose skills lie in painting pictures with words and not so much in painting pictures with Photoshop. We try our best, in the name of visual content.
You've perhaps heard of visual content? The term seems to be everywhere these days. We come across it all the time as we're curating content, and it seems that social media strategies now consider visuals as required elements.
As visual content on social networks has grown, so too has the emphasis on storytelling with pictures. Indelible, craveable, relatable images have become a high currency in the world of content marketing, and the push for visual content seems to only be getting stronger.
So what are you to do with this new focus on visuals?
"Sometimes when you’re compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and it’s really tricky to put into words. Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily compile it all into a vibrant and easy to read chart, or even a collection of charts that are all related? Then, wouldn’t it be great if it was all in one image that you could share to other people, or even print to stick on the wall of your classroom..."
"Zelf infographics maken lijkt makkelijk. Er is inmiddels veel gratis online software voorhanden waarmee de geïnteresseerde leek direct aan de slag kan. Maar een goede infographic voldoet aan een flink aantal eisen, meestal goed aan te geven, maar net zo vaak is het verschil tussen ‘hot or not’ een gevoel van 'je ne sais quoi'. Dit zijn vijf van de meest gemaakte fouten en de grootste hobbels op het pad naar een goede infographic..."
If you’ve ever struggled with what visualization to create to best show the data you have, The Data Visualization Catalogue might provide just the help you need. Severino Ribecca has begun the process of categorizing data visualizations based on what relationships and properties of data that they show. With 54 visualizations currently slated to be categorized, the catalog aims to be a comprehensive list of visualizations, searchable by what you want to show. The site has the potential to be a great resource for those looking to find the most efficient way to display their data, or a new angle to find different patterns or insights. Tableau has a similar tool (Show Me) embedded into their software, but a free tool that lets the user specify the data properties and get a list of options is a welcome development. We hope the tool continues to develop and has more visualization... keep reading
It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view. Now, Twitter is including more image focus in the latest redesign, as you can see above. On the left-hand side of Twitter’s new web view, your profile and header images are now visible. We’ve done tests on our own Twitter [...]
"Graphics play a role in our Internet learning experience. Images have become part and parcel of the information acquisition process in our lives. Normally, graphics like pictures and drawings are used as aids and not the main tool for learning. They are just appendices that help people understand the information that is being fed to them.
That was the general idea before the influx of the Internet. The pre-Internet idea is dominated by the belief that graphics are just ‘aids.’ But it has surprised learning purists that graphics can be very good tools as main information sources. Thanks to the Internet..."
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