Finding an infographic that works
A big part of working with media is finding new ways to provide information for your audience and still tell a story that will keep them interested. Multimedia and digital content is the current solution, but then what's next? Looking past photo, video and print graphics, interactive info graphics are being used to fill the gap that has been lacking in previous data visualization efforts. Here are a few examples showing how graphics can be presented in new formats:
Here, BBC incorporates the mixed use of a video report and graphic overlays which enhance the already recorded information with new data that may have surfaced after the original video was produced.
The New York Times uses this graphic to map the destruction and flooding areas of the East Coast cities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The heavy map influenced data incorporates photos taken from each major impacted community.
This is a completely animated video that tells the entire story of fracking. It goes through a short history of how natural gas has been converted, past and present, as well as informs us how fracking could directly impact our communities.
Here, a simple timeline mapping how the Internet has advanced and impacted our lives in a shorter span of time. Here I might change how the social media usage section is presented, as there is a lot of information in a compact area. However, I do like the last section of the graphic that compares the drastic differences from 2012 to 2013.
Although not interactive, this graphic visually presents an amount of data in a pleasing three-dimensional model using relatable facts. Instead of using hard to understand technical terms, the designer uses topics that readers can visualize and laugh at.