10 Creative and Inspiring Video Infographics

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.

The State of The Internet (by JESS3 for AIGA Baltimore)

JESS3 designed and animated this infographic for there lecture at Stevenson University for AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010.
You can also view the Spanish or the Russian versions.

Japan – The Strange Country (by Kenichi Tanaka)

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.

The Hidden Cost of War (by good.is)

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.

Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages (by Steven Heller)

Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.

The History of the Internet (by Melih Bilgil)

“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.

Jailbirds (good.is)

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.

Performance Enhancement (by Kenichi Tanaka)

Reinterpretation of Little Red Riding Hood (by Tomas Nilsson)

This video is a school assignment, by Tomas Nilsson, to reinterpret the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood.

Trillions (by MAYAnMAYA)

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.

Format: A Brief History of Data Storage (by Alan Warburton)

This video infographic is an abridged history of removable data storage. Made with After Effects, Maya and Photoshop.

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Paul Andrew

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  • SAK

    What an interesting vid you made Ameen.  Definitely worth checking out. I will be using it to talk about critical thinking/reflection with my middle school students in an International School here in Switzerland. 

  • Jili Quiquini

    Hi, anyone of you know the technique used for such a video ? flash ? any tips to make those kind of video ?

  • ahmed

    yes, it photo shop , illustrator, and after effect