We live in a complex world, with complex ideas, concepts and issues. As such, sometimes a complex issue can be better understood with the use of creatively designed infographics rather than using the written word or spoken language.
The most popular type of infographic is the simple flat image, I am sure you have seen them, they allow the user to follow and soak up the graphical information in an easy and formulaic manner.
Other designers have taken things a little bit further by creating video infographics. These combine animated storytelling, visual text and an engrossing voice-over to make to make there complex issues understandable, memorable and to highlight certain points explicitly.
Below, you will find ten creative and inspiring video infographics.
Kenichi Tanaka made this thesis piece to show his countrymen that things that take place in Japan, ‘isn’t that normal’. So the tale was told from a foreigner’s viewpoint rather than a Japanese’s, but he begs ‘please don’t call me racist, because I am one of short, small eyes Japanese’.
You can also view the original Japanese version or the original with Italian subtitles.
In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld estimated a war with Iraq would cost $60 billion. Five years later, the cost of Iraq war operations is more than 10 times that estimate. So what's behind the ballooning figures? Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilme's exhaustively researched book, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, breaks down the price tag, from current debts to the unseen costs we'll pay for many years to come.
Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.
“History of the internet” is an animated documentary explaining the inventions fromtime-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet.
The clip shows a brief overview of this history and shall animate to go on discovering the history of the internet.
There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to putting the combined populations of Miami, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis behind bars.
This video is a school assignment, by Tomas Nilsson, to reinterpret the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood.
This is a short film (a fast paced preview of a larger effort) by MAYA Design created to put some perspective on the invisible but fast approaching challenges and opportunities in the pervasive computing age.
This video infographic is an abridged history of removable data storage. Made with After Effects, Maya and Photoshop.
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