Everyone loves a good business story but what do you do when you’re pressed for space or time and can’t write at length. This is where infographics come in.
Infographics are graphic representations of data, information or knowledge, pertaining to an organisation. Its purpose is to present data promptly and comprehensively.
It’s a proven fact that human perception works better with visual aids. Images, illustrations and graphs make written text attractive. They also provide a welcome visual break to an all text narrative.
Infographics are used as an all-encompassing, self-explaining and visually pleasant tool to explain technical (sometimes tedious) business stories. Lately, they have been used as a means of mass communication, because of their simplistic design and ease of understanding.
Infographic communication has been around for years. It was, previously, used to accompany reports and records, as additional information. Nowadays, they are utilised as self-interpreting visual aids, which can explain extensive business text in few infographics.
People’s’ attention spans tend to shift. It’s incredibly difficult to focus on an all-text format, especially when confronted with a lot of information at one stretch. The written word is indispensable and, at times, rather monotonous. Infographics provide a welcome respite to all that.
Infographics are a powerful instrument, that allow people to grasp complicated information, with the help of visual data, judicious use of appealing colours and statistical / graphical figures.
There are 8 types of infographics:
Using something as compelling as infographics is the best way to grab the attention of the target-audiences. This style of presentation, combined with great designs and eye-catching characteristics, help you present a captivating business story and an awesome visual experience.
Infographics can also help you with your content marketing efforts. Content marketing, being an important part of digital marketing, really benefits from graphs and charts. It can really make your content go viral. Statistics show that content with infographics receive 95% more views, compared to simple text.
Communicating via. Infographics also helps you increase the volume of followers or subscribers on social media channels. It has been observed that, well-made graphs received more likes and comments and typically, generate more followers.
Intelligent infographics can also enable you to appear as an expert in your domain because it is evident by the graphical representation of the data, that a lot of research and analysis went into building them. It gives the appearance of Subject Matter Expertise (SME), on the part of the designer.
There is an overflow of both raw and processed data, in the world. There is no such thing as ‘too much information’ these days. It is a little overwhelming to decide which piece of information to act on, or to leave out. Infographics can make this great influx of information, relevant, interesting and educational in nature and design.