Infographics are used to convey complex information in an interesting way. They are visually based, with few words. The graphic itself is often part of the presentation. We have been encouraged to start using infographics at work to present information in formats appropriate for multiple devices, and have received some excellent training and Microsoft PowerPoint templates to start. As a word lover, this is a new challenge, but one I embrace. In our fast-paced world, the faster we can convey information the better.
I decided to give it a try, by making a very simple infographic to convey the basic steps for creating a clickable image in WordPress (see Fun with Image Maps). The graphic is basic, and the words summarize the steps in a sort of metadata approach (and could be updated to include links to the detailed information). Here are the steps as they might appear in conventional documentation:
- Pick a graphic, and learn about image maps: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8p6ABTA5gRY (0:01 – 3:45).
- Create your image map using the tool: http://www.mobilefish.com/services/image_map/image_map.php.
- Add graphic and generated code to WordPress: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8p6ABTA5gRY (3:45 – 6:50).
- Preview in WordPress, and adjust code as needed: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8p6ABTA5gRY (6:50 – 7:14).
I plan to delve more into infographics, and challenge my visual and artistic side. Stay tuned!