For the SMART generation, we have SMART options to learn, explore and grow. Anything which is attractive gets stored in the human brain; this is well known to all of us and we have also experienced at various times. Info-graphics, according to me, are the smartest way to make an eLearning visually attractive and instructionally sound. Info-graphics is a solution for presenting heavy content in digestible nuggets.
Here, in this blog, I will discuss a few things which help you use info-graphics very effectively.
I will start with one of our courses, in which we presented information on the Ebola virus. Let’s now discuss how info-graphics should be used.
Analyze the content: The first task of an instructional designer is to analyze the content and come up with an effective presentation format for good learning.
For example, here is a screenshot of the screen which we visualized and spiced up with an info-graphic format.
Chunk the content: The next job done by instructional designer is to chunk the content so as to make it easy to “digest” and memorable for the learner. Once the content is chunked, we can select the correct pattern, for visualization from an info-graphics series.
Here is an example of simple, chunked content with the touch of an info-graphic.
Use colors and images: Info-graphics are mixture of text, design, colors and images used for expression of big data or information. These elements are an effective communication medium to make learner involved in learning. Here is the screenshot of a screen showing the use of icons and images with colors making it compelling for learning to have a look.
The whole idea is to make an info-graphic, which is suitable for the content that is chunked and full of attractive colors, graphics, icons or images. If you can add up some more points for using and info-graphic, please do share with us.