The most difficult aspect of using infographics in your content is creating the infographics themselves. Here are 15 ideas to get the creative juices flowing!
1. Timeline Infographic: 50 Toys for 50 Years
Who says that timelines have to be horizontal? If you have a timeline that you need to present that covers a lot of years/dates, consider what Abby Ryan Design did for this Holiday infographic!
In 2013, Abby Ryan Design researched the most popular toys going back fifty years! They made a simple graphic representation so that users would be able to quickly recognize them. Although there are 50 pieces of graphic art on this infographic, the user will be able to get through the whole thing in less than 20 seconds. That is the whole point. Take larger, heftier chunks of information and make it into an easy-to-digest infographic.
2.) Analysis Infographic: The Beatles
As a big fan of the Beatles, this is easily one of my favorites. This intricate infographic analyzed the career of The Beetles. Ranging from their biggest hits, who wrote them, what year, and Billboard Rank, to songwriter vocabulary and song theme, this infographic tells it all!
Now I know what you may be thinking: This infographic took me a lot more than 20 seconds to read!
Look at ALL this information! Image how long it would take you research this on your own! The name of the game is save the users time on the research with an easily understandable infographic!
3.) VENN DIAGRAM INFOGRAPHIC: GRAPHIC DESIGN QUALITY
Ah, yes. The diagram that all designers want their clients to understand. What I love about this diagram is that it takes a point of contention (the client wants a perfect graphic immediately) and they use light hearted humor in the overlapping spaces to convey their point.
Consider using Venn Diagrams for your
4.) PERCENTAGE INFOGRAPHIC: MOBILE INTERNET USAGE
While this is a much simpler infographic than the majority of the ones that are included in this list, I think that this a great example on how to visually represent percentages in a way that is easy to understand. There is no ambiguity on what this graphic designer was trying to communicate. Plus, this infographic probably didn’t take very long. It’s the same image repeated over and over again. Sometimes simplicity is the answer.
5.) YES/NO INFOGRAPHICS: SO YOU NEED A TYPEFACE
This is an extremely helpful infographic that aids graphic designers in choosing the right font depending on the project. This may be a helpful way to communicate which of your services may be useful to your audience.
6.) 24 Hour Timeline Infographic
This is a mash up of a timeline and a bar graph that shows how different creative people have spent their 24-hour days.
If the concept makes sense, don’t be afraid to take sides from different kinds of infographics to create something unique.
7.) ANATOMY INFOGRAPHICS: MEN’S DRESS CODES
This infographic shows the anatomy of various dress codes based on context. This is a great way to make comparisons while educating your audience on the parts that make up the whole. This could also be used for product comparisons.
8.) MULTI-GRAPH INFOGRAPHIC: KOBE BRYANT’S CAREER
Some times mashing different types of graphs together isn’t the answer. If it calls for it, don’t be afraid to use multiple graphs to paint the big picture for your audience. The infographic below depicts the career of all-time basketball great Kobe Bryant’s scoring record in many different ways.
9.) PERCENTAGE INFOGRAPHIC
You don’t always have to use graphs to depict percentages. This colorful infographic brings the focus to the action that the statistic is conveying.
One thing that I really liked, other than the fantastic design, is that they have a spot at the bottom of the image that lists and cites their sources. This builds credibility and trust for your statistics.
10.) LIST INFOGRAPHIC
I love this infographic because it is a list of infographic ideas within a list of infographic ideas (BOOM)!
I honestly just listed this one to provide more valuable ideas for you, while providing graphic inspiration. You’re welcome.
11.) The Conversation Prism
The Conversation Prism was designed as a visual map of the conversational networks that continue to reshape everything. Its purpose is to help you understand and appreciate the statusphere so that you can play a productive and defining role in conversations shaping our future.
It depicts different mediums of digital communication and the businesses that have laid their foundations with them.
12.) The Brain of a Blogger
This infographic is my favorite on the list. It takes the pain points, pitfalls, mindsets of the people that are aspiring bloggers and equips them with the knowledge necessary to start blogging. It is unbelievable how much value this infographic provides its intended audience.
Use infographics to address your audience’s pain points and challenges. It will establish you as a thought leader in your field.
13.) COMPARISON INFOGRAPHIC
This infographic pits two competing companies against each other with this well-designed fight poster. It compares the product, revenue, and the cost for the consumer.
Create comparison infographics to differentiate your product/service from your competitors. It just might make you some more sales.
14.) REPORT INFOGRAPHIC
This impressive infographic showcases the growth of AirBnB. You can see how the number of bookings have grown and other relevant stats like the longest reservation, most reservations by one traveler, and their percent growth. You can also check out their bookings globally on a map.
Infographics like this make for great inspiration for showing your company’s growth over the years. Consider this for your future reports and pitches.
15.) WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK
This infographic depicts the benefits of music in the workplace. They use incredible illustration and easily understandable statistics to communicate their message well.