In one of our favorite articles on the topic, content marketer Shelley Walsh offers eight ideas for communicating complex data with engaging and effective visuals:

      1. Use data that is compelling.
      2. Use data that fits the story.
      3. Don’t overcomplicate it.
      4. Choose the right graph style.
      5. Focus on the point.
      6. Use color thoughtfully.
      7. Create visual hierarchy.
      8. Stick to your objective.

Vyond Studio—a platform for building your own animation—comes fully-loaded with data visualization features, complete with several graph styles and thousands of props. Over the years, we’ve gotten to see some pretty cool ways to tell a story visually:

Read on for inspiration to create your own animated graphs.

4 Examples of Effective Data Visualization

Podcast & Interview Videos

 

Kinetic typography is one of the most powerful ways to translate dense audio into an engaging and accessible format. By creating a video, you can also add animated elements that further illustrate the concepts shared by the speaker.

Vyond customers can customize this video with their own audio, brand colors, and text.

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End-of-Year Reports

 

Celebrate the big wins and bring everybody up-to-date with engaging year-end reports. You can even create a character that uses your own voiceover to present the data, like in the example above!

If you have a Vyond plan, you can add your own data, characters, and branding to create your own video report.

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Event Recaps

 

Visual note taking is the new craze at conferences around the world, and with good reason! Translating your notes into a visual format helps you communicate the information. Meanwhile, it also aids sense making as a synthesizing cognitive process. This example uses the format of an infinite canvas to help organize the information with a visual hierarchy.

If you’re a Vyond customer, you can open this video as a customizable template in Vyond Studio.

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Goal Progress Thermometers

A GIF showing Bizcorpco's progress toward a goal as part of a paperless initiative.

Take your bulletin board goal trackers to the next level with an animated GIF! With graph styles that feature the prop of your choosing, you can show (and update) your team’s progress in a consumable format that works across email, Slack, and beyond.

Ready to make your own GIF? Use this example as a template with any Vyond plan.

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Bring your own data to life.

Excel isn’t enough to get everybody on the same page. Distribute information in an engaging way with animation. Vyond Studio makes it easy for anyone to create custom videos and animations, regardless of experience. Give it a try for free!

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