Do you have a presentation slide with some timeline or time sequence information? It can be a process description, a company history or a procedure explanation.
Here are some examples of how you can change this text information in a visually attractive way.
Basically, all you need to do is to apply two steps:
1. Replace text by timeline diagram shapes
The simple trick is to separate time events from your text and put each one into a separate shape.
You can use the SmartArt tool for quick work or you can create your own shapes – this will look less default. For example set of simple rectangles or circles or combined shapes like the ones below:
2. Illustrate timeline shapes to create simple infographics
Having a set of basic shapes in order, you can go on and add some illustrations – arrows, icons and graphical style to the shapes. So they create a nice compact simple infographics illustration.
Just keep it consistent. Use 1-2 fonts, one icon style (e.g. modern flat symbols or hand drawn pictograms) and consistent color palette.
Check the full presentation with timelines infographics diagrams and shapes, published on Slideshare below:
Further reading on using diagrams instead of text slide:
This article is Part II of the series “Replacing Text Slide with Infographics Shapes”. See other two parts:
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