Infographics are a mix of words and images to provide further information about a topic. Infographics can be used as graphical abstracts to describe research papers. Infographics can be picture heavy, with text adding extra information. Conversely, infographics may have a lot of text with some images to help explain the point.
This infographic explains the biological mechanisms of how the coronavirus is destroyed. I have written an accompanying article that expands the ideas further (Destroying Coronavirus, published by Lifeology)
This infographic demonstrates an illustration with facts throughout the infographic.
Cactus Communication Infographics:
I worked with Cactus Communication to help them create infographics for research articles. Most of the topics related to neurology, however I covered other health and mental health topics as well. My role was summarizing the primary literature, creating the text and suggested images. For these projects different artists were used to create the final piece (2019, 38 infographics).
Brief Summary: A pest insect, the glassy wing sharpshooter, lives on a grapevine. These insects use vibrations to talk with each other; using speakers to play the female song back disrupts mating.
1) A simple infographic* that explains the process of creating a signal to disrupt mating: describing the behavior, identifying potential signals, and executing trials that confirm it works.
2) A panel of images* that explains their mating behavior–the description phase.
3) A graphical abstract that was published with the research article.
*Published in a book chapter: Gordon & Krugner (2020) in Hill et al (eds) Biotremology: Studying Vibrational Behavior
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