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The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic)

The Science Behind Why Our Brains Crave Infographics (In an Infographic) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Think back to your first memory: Can you still see the watermelon pink dress you wore? Do you remember the unique checkered pattern of your father's jacket?

Our memories are often linked to visual and sensory elements, while the words spoken or read can be more hazy. That's because our brains have a high capacity for storing visuals in our long-term memory, while text enters our working memory, which is limited. 


This contributes to why infographics and the inclusion of visual content in online information has been so successful. Readers crave visual breaks from the overload of text-based information that floods our daily browsing and work-related activities. 

NeoMam Studios studied how people process visual information, how visuals affect the way we read, and why graphics are so appealing. Discover the science behind why our brains crave infographics....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:51 PM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 6, 12:00 AM

Here's why our brains crave infographics... in an infographic.

 
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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos.

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Need some help on Infograph designing? Here it is!

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 2015 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 2015 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

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:...


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Here are links for to help with creating info-graphs.

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Fran Bozarth's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:31 PM

This could spice up just about any presentation - student or instructor. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2015 4:46 PM

Get your ideas and data across in a very effective way.

Barbara Vermaas's curator insight, March 23, 2015 6:21 AM

Omdat ik heb zitten stoeien met Easel.ly en dat niet echte een fijne tool vind (heel beperkt en grafisch niet zo...), hoop ik dat hier een tool bij zit die me meer aanspreekt! Uitproberen dus...

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10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog

10 Reasons Visual Content Dominates 2014 - The Wishpond Blog | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

10 Reasons Visual Content will Dominate 2014 What marketing strategies will we focus on in 2014? What will we leave behind? This article takes a look at the rise of visual content - and why 2014 will dominate in 2014:

1. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

2. Videos on landing pages increase average page conversion rates by 86%.

3. Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable.

4. Businesses who market with infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those who don’t.

5. Posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.

6. 60% of consumers are more likely to click on a business whose images appear in search results.

7. Clear, detailed images carry more weight than product information or customer ratings say 67% of consumers.

8. Visuals show your products without telling people about them. This allows viewers to make their own decisions without feeling pressure from your business.

9. Visuals express ideas quickly - in a snapshot. This breaks through the overwhelming clutter of online content.

10. Visuals are becoming easier and easier to create as photo editing tools become more accessible


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This is one of the best reasons for art education. A visually or media illiterate citizen or consumer is very apt to be manipulated or make unwise choices.

From Wikipedia:

 Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand visual forms of communication such as body language, pictures, maps, and video.Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community. Literacy encompasses a complex set of abilities to understand and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture for personal and community development. In a technological society, the concept of literacy is expanding to include the media and electronic text, in addition to reading and writing.


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Lynn Pineda's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:25 PM

All I can say, is thank goodness for Visuals in content!  I've always been a visual person being a visual learner. Information is easier to retain and comprehend when visuals are employed as it pulls you in.


The article's statistics further supports the importance of visuals. I love visuals!

mjboyce's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:17 PM

see?

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:15 AM

10 Razones por las que los contenidos visuales dominarán el 2014

 

¿En qué estrategias de marketing nos vamos a centrar en el 2014? ¿Qué vamos a dejar atrás?

 

Este artículo echa un vistazo al ascenso del contenido visual y por qué 2014 será el año de los elementos visuales.

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Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic]

Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic] | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.

 

We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.

 


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Infogr.am Lets You Put Videos Into Infographics (FreeTech4Teachers)

Infogr.am Lets You Put Videos Into Infographics (FreeTech4Teachers) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Who knew? Infogr.am, a tool that allows you to create infographics, now allows you to include videos in your infographics...with the caveat they must come from YouTube or Vimeo.

For more information check out this post from Richard Byrne!


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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.

 

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 5, 11:42 PM

Nice updated list of infographics tools.

 
Bart van Maanen's curator insight, June 6, 11:38 AM
Soms kun je een verhaal goed vertellen met een infographic, regelijk een vorm die zich goed laat delen op sociale media. Misschien kun je er ook wel een creatief cv mee maken. Maak je eigen #infographics met een van deze online tools. 
Frederic Martorell Miro's curator insight, June 10, 2:21 AM

Il y a surement une appli qui nous concerne

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

Genial a utilização da taxonomia de Bloom nesse infografico das possiveis atividades em formato "blended"(mix presencial e on line)

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

At a glance, I thought this a helpful infographic.  It also made me think of the types of feedback I give my students.  In addtion to using a rubric (marking criteria), I tend to provide a fair bit of written feedback.  

How about you...Which types of feedback have you found to be very effective in terms of student learning (as oppose to time-saving for us)?

Karen Ellis's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:57 PM

Designing and planning assesment in online learning is very important.  This infographic reminds us of the importance of making the task student centric and that  ongoing feedback is critical. 

 

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

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Exploring Interactive Visualization

Exploring Interactive Visualization | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

We often spend time talking to organizations that initially believe developing one or more static infographics is the best approach. Many times, we discover that their objectives, narrative, existing content, and the profile of their target audience suggest we should be considering developing an interactive work product instead.
As infographics become a more prevalent form of communication, we look ahead to other meaningful ways to impart information. This article serves as an introduction to interactive visualizations, with more detailed articles on the topic still to come.


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The Secret Online Life Of Teenagers [Infographic]

The Secret Online Life Of Teenagers [Infographic] | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Are you a teenager, and do you know you are practicing unsafe behavior online? A secret online life is not only bad for your computer but dangerous to you.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.bitrebels.com/social/secret-online-life-infographic/

 


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