Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics.
Got data? Need it to tell a story? Then make sure you read this article about constructing a storied infographic. An infographic is one visual storytelling method.
Yes, there are graphics tips here for us non-graphics people like "Choosing a Format". But the majority of the article is about effective storytelling with data. Like tips on "Finding the Narrative" and "Identifying Problems" (essential to a good story) to locating the "Hero" or key message.
And I like how the author, Josh Smith, dicusses determining a visual approach.
In the end, having graphic design skills seems necessary to do this type of visual storytelling well.
Yet I think that there are plenty of ways to use the tips in this article to take simple data in our work and turn it into visually inspiring pieces without being a graphic designer.
So take these tips and play/experiment with the simple tools we do have available to us non-graphic biz folks: PowerPoint, MSPublisher, Excel, Keynote, Prezi, and the like.
Read the full article here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670019/10-steps-to-designing-an-amazing-infographic
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
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