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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Wiki_Universe | 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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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.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Why The Bauhaus Is Our House As Web Design Moves Into The Future

The Bauhaus ethic applied principles such as "honesty of construction", "truth to ma...


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:14 PM

Great work by Simon Collision (@Colly). Picks up for me on slide 17.

1. Acknowledge the machine.

2. Standardize production.

3. Experiment and synthesize. 

4. Form follows function.

5. Economy and simplicity.

Those values drove designers at the Bauhaus to create a new approach. How will those values influence our web design going forward?

1. Honesty of construction truth to materials.

2. Develop systems.

3. Holistic web design approach (slide 32 what's golden important). .

4. Mass production and individual expression.

5. Adapt and respond to an evolving world.


Here are points I would make about how Bauhaus values will play an important role in what is next online:

* The machine is increasingly SOCIAL and MOBILE.

* Smart Phones & Apps gamify routine (boring) tasks.

* Holistic design will increasingly mean Mobile Fist design.

* We are all in the community building business (whether we know it or not) & community creates mass production OUT OF individual expression.
* Our adaptations will be social & mobile, gamified & curated.

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UX 101: What Is User Experience? [infographic]

UX 101: What Is User Experience? [infographic] | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

When it comes to design, user experience is one of the key things.

 

According to this infographic, 68% of users leave because of poorly designed websites and 62% of customers base future purchases on past experiences. These stats alone are clear enough that UX (User Experience) isn’t something that can be taken lightly. The life and blood of your business might very well depend on this factor alone.

 

Have a look at this infographic to learn more about what User Experience is all about.


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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:42 AM

Chissà quanti IT manager considerano che l'impatto delle piattaforme in azienda dipende dal fatto che il "68% degli utenti abbandona a causa della scarsa qualità nel design della UI mentre il 62% di essi basa le proprie scelte sulle esperienze passate"? Di certo una valutazione di questo genere influisce sulla fiducia dei clienti interni verso i propri IT manager. Non siamo più negli anni '80 o '90 quando bastava buttare lì qualche terminologia tecnica per zittire tutti. Oggi vi è una conoscenza basata sul confronto di altre proposte, su quelle adottate a casa propria e su pacchetti tutto compreso testabili facilmente dall'utilizzatore finale. 

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:49 AM

UX = User eXperience

RDV Weekly's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:02 PM

Let's talk UX basics... and how the numbers speak to the importance to having an excellent interface.

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

National Microscope Exchange's comment, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Superb Article
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Introduction to Slide Design: 7 Rules for Creating Effective Slides

The 7 rules for creating effective slides include 1) slides are not documents; 2) picture superiority effect; 3) slides should be simple; 4) slides must have un

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Cori Zuppo's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:19 PM

It is my hope that many share and see and follow the advice given by authors such as Alex Rister in cleaning up presentations and making the message receiver's job much easier. Forget the Rule of 6s and stop handing out your presentations before you read the PowerPoint slides words-for-word. 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:22 PM

Great tips for improving your slides for your next presentation

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:44 PM

Some great advice here on creating powerful slideshows

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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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A Brief History of Time and Web 3.0

A Brief History of Time and Web 3.0 | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
If you ask some, they'll tell you Web 2.0 as we know it is probably on its way out the door.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:58 PM

Web 3.0 Sure TO ROCK
Great primer on the difference between the structured Web 2.0 and the vastly less structured Web 3.0. Mobile, the cloud and WE are shaping web 3.0. 

We are different. We've been using the web for years now. Some of our children ONLY know a web enabled world. Web 3.0 will detach the presentation layer from its current pre-conceived and static code. 

In less than two years such static presentation will seem old hat and ancient. Web 3.0's on demand structure will create frameworks and what if statements where static HTML structures a presentation layer now. 

In Web 3.0 a website's presentation will be controlled by branching AI-like algorithms and trimmed paths developed from analytics that fit to the behaviors and personas moving through the ecosystem. In fact path creation will be so fast and seamless novel combinations of elements is possible on the fly. 

The future converts better because we will "surf" environments that anticipate our needs and use wisdom of crowds and analytics to fit any website to our experience like hand to glove.  


Web 3.0's implications for designers and web developers include:

* Need to understand conditional logic (If/Then).

* Understanding of predictive analytics will help.

* Creative right brain skills + left-brain analytics.

* Presentation and program layer are connected twins.

 

It may be hard to have visual creators become more analytical and vice versa, but that is the journey Web 3.0 is on. Until the next generation, the generation who will only know this kind of hybrid web mashup, arrives teams will need to round out the skills needed to win with Web 3.0 designs.  


see Also
Website Design In 3 Dimensions
http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution/p/3995705467/website-design-in-3-dimensions-why-google-s-float-is-a-blueprint-for-web-3-0  

 

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How to use minimalist design to create professional content

How to use minimalist design to create professional content | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it
Sometimes less is more. Learn these simple tricks to take advantage the minimalist design trends in graphic design to create more professional presentations and

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Bob Connelly's curator insight, February 19, 2015 9:39 AM

I really prefer minimalist design. This short post gives some simple tips on how to achieve this.

Gabriel Arturo Viera's curator insight, February 23, 2015 1:29 PM
This type of work is currently widely used.
Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 15, 2015 3:41 PM

Poses a refreshing contrast to what is very *busy* in most digital media. The tips presented are consistent with brain research on how we take in information visually. 

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Ode to Prezi_Prezi Presentation Design

We threw the challenge to the studio "create something just for fun showing off your talented skills and the great capabilities of Prezi for storytelling and...

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Michelle Donovan's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:35 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 6, 2013 10:58 PM

I like Prezi but the email link can be a bite when you move from school to school. Nice presentation!

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:41 PM

Shows you what can be done with Prezi

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26 Things to Note Before You Develop a Website – Infographic

26 Things to Note Before You Develop a Website – Infographic | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

If you are just getting started on the journey of developing your website, you may feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to figure out and plan before you even get started. There are definitely enough details to consider that it’s worth making a list so you don’t forget any of them. Or, instead of making your own list. This infographic from Pixaal showing the basic things to note before someone or company develop a website...


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Laser Focus Coaching's comment, April 25, 2013 5:53 PM
Great point Jayne.
Josie's comment, April 26, 2013 4:59 PM
Great points! I definitely would incorporate them into my workshops for entrepreneurs who may be just getting started or wondering why their site does not work!
AndySernovitz's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:44 AM

There are definitely enough details to consider that it’s worth making a list so you don’t forget any of them. Or, instead of making your own list. This infographic showing the basic things to note before someone or company develop a website...

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Under the Radar: Keeping Ads from Ruining a Great Infographic...

Under the Radar: Keeping Ads from Ruining a Great Infographic... | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

There’s no mystery here: companies want to sell things. Increasingly, they’re turning to infographics to do it. But overt advertising undermines everything infographics do best. Instead of informing and delighting the viewer with valuable data portrayed with graphical verve, ads cheapen and annoy. More often than not, they land the project deep in the Internet’s vast wasteland of unshared content.

 

Infographics aren’t just ads dressed up in new shoes, they’re something else: a refreshing, informative, fun, and shareable tool for communication that we can actually enjoy consuming. Also, when done right, infographics can still help bolster a company or product’s public image.

Here are some oh so subtly advertorial infographics that show you how to get the balance right...


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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:52 PM

Il n'y a aucun mystère: les entreprises veulent vendre. De plus en plus, elles se tournent vers l'infographie pour le faire. 
Mais l'intention publicitaire trop clairement affichée couplée avec une réalisation à l'économie nuit souvent à ce que l'infographie peut faire de mieux. Au lieu d'informer et de ravir le "spectateur" avec des données précieuses dépeintes avec brio, de nombreuses publications ennuyeuses ou banales vont simplement rejoindre la vaste friche de contenus non partagés sur internet.

Nous sommes inondés de publicité tous les jours, partout où nous regardons. Les annonces sont si répandues qu'elles ont perdu beaucoup de leur pouvoir. Les Infographies ne sont pas simplement des publicités habillées de nouveaux costumes, elles sont quelque chose d'autre: un outil informatif, rafraîchissant, amusant et partageable. 
Lorsqu'elles sont bien faites, les infographies peuvent encore contribuer à renforcer une image ou un produit. Voici quelques exemples qui vous montrent comment obtenir le bon équilibre.

(Traduction faite maison)

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Design for Presentation: The great eye learns to see

A fable about using design to help your audience see your message clearly. And what to avoid. For directors, designers, instructional designers, and presenters.

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:06 AM

An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:07 AM

another idea for delivering your lessons, sometime we overlook the fable.  An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

N Kaspar's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:07 PM

An interesting example of how to use a fable to teach a subject.

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Is Data Visualization Art?

Is Data Visualization Art? | Wiki_Universe | Scoop.it

Data Visualization is driven by data. Its form is often derived from optimizing the efficiency of inputting data (and information about that data) into a human brain. It is a very pragmatic practice, built around numbers and logic.


And yet it is beautiful. It evokes emotions. It can be aesthetically pleasing, or hideous. It communicates complex concepts and provokes thought. It is consumed for enjoyment. Some visualizations even share similarities with poetry.

There are several stages in the life cycle of data visualizations, and while the core of the practice is driven by rational thinking, any number of stages in the process have opportunities for subjective decisions or artistic interpretations...


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:42 PM

An overview of the creative and artistic processes involved in data visualization...