Check the next example of how you can enrich a text article by a simple illustration. I share here some simple do-it-yourself ways. So it can inspire you to make your own Do-It-Yourself blog infographics or of other written articles.
I was reading an interesting blog post at Harvard Business Review by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. She was writing about ways to cope with uncertainty in a life. Tips she shares were a good source material for adding a visualization.
Here are the result illustrations for each of the points she mentioned:
The source article: blog post by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
How did I design this visualization?
The text had clear 5 clearly separated points, so I searched for visual metaphor for each one:
- 1st point talked about providing a path – for which the block process diagram sketch is just perfect. First of all, adding scribble filling represents “today we stand here” statement. I added two versions of this little information diagram, the simple ones with 3 blocks only and more complex one showing also possible forks and alternative paths.
- 2nd point showed tackle maintenance repair – so let’s add there a wrench.
- 3rd represented creativity and brainstorming for which a light bulb is simple and well-recognized symbol.
- 4th showing appreciation was represented by giving small gift (alternatively I thought about icon of an award)
- 5th was about reminding people values and purpose, while such abstract terms are not so easy to represent. I considered using a symbol of scales or figure heading somewhere forward. Finally, I decided to use target (bullseye). It is probably a bit cliche, but well readable symbol of having a goal.
Hence I was thinking whether not to add visualization for the whole blog post (“uncertainty” could be presented as the lightning icon, or figure with a question mark). However, the more visuals would add to its complexity. As a result, the main message (5 pieces of advice) would be weaker. After all the uncertainty is not the key issue here, but how to cope with it.
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(all illustrations made in Powerpoint. Design elements source: www.infodiagram.com)
More ideas for presentation graphics
Check out these articles if you search for more inspiration how to visualize your presentation:
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- Creative Sketchnoting Presentation
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