A look at some of the key takeaways from this infographic…
1) You Can Use a Narrative Structure to Arrange Information.
If you are attempting to create an infographic from historical or story sources, then you can structure the infographic like a narrative. Starting at the top and introducing the characters, you can add head shots, settings, and key events to begin creating a timeline that you can connect. Sometimes this even involves drawing a continuous line from top to bottom, illustrating what happened to the primary characters over the course of the plot. The background colors can change to reflect the moods of the characters and add to the overall feel of the infographic. With this cause and effect set up, you can add things like family trees, lists, and even minor biographies full of important points to help drive the infographic along.
2) Utilize Infographics For Your Next Report.
Infographics are designed to relate information around a theme in an interesting and engaging format. It is no wonder that they are among the most popular tools for engaging internet users currently available. With this in mind, infographics can be used for a number of other uses as well. For example, the infographic format is perfect for office reports. While normally considered dry, the infographic can help to liven it up, making it more interesting and engaging for everyone involved. It can be a great way to show a particular process, make comparisons, and even show what current timelines are like.
3) A New Format For Resumes.
When looking for a job, you will send out a lot of resumes. In addition, companies will receive way more resumes then they have positions to fill. Finding a way to make your resume stick out will give you the advantage you need to the get the position you want. With an infographic resume, you can create a colorful and professional tool that prospective employers can use to review your credentials. If nothing else, it will get people talking about you and increase the interest they have in your skills.
4) Focus on Images and Facts, Not Fluff.
As a final thing to consider for any infographic you make, keep the fluff to a minimum. Only include text when it adds to what you are talking about and do not bother with it unless it is absolutely necessary. Instead, keep everything to the basic facts, focus on the images, and do your best to tie everything together visually.
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