In recent past along with the conventional Static Infographic, we have seen the advent of a new form of Infographic, i.e. Interactive Infographic. Infographic is an umbrella term that has spawned this new genre. Since interactivity is fairly a novel approach, hence Interactive Infographics are truly engaging and give a better user-experience, and have been popular since they have been started using widely.
However talking about Interactive Infographics, no wonder even they have different forms and styles. Let’s discuss about one of the many styles of Interactive Infographics.
Infographics animated in GIF format. Now this has become a rage. Embedding motion in Infographics is not something new or first, as we have seen Video Infographics soaring high. However, these do not fall under the genre of Video Infographics, rather are something truly unusual. They are a form of Static Infographics only, just with a slight variation. And of course this variation, however slight, cannot be belittled.
The content gets valued to a great extent as in GIF format the key facts can be animated, put into motion, can be revolved, can be just moved from side to side, or in any other direction. This makes the user grasp each and every points individually and more clearly. And also the impact is more. The moving images catch our attention then and there and prevent our concentration to deviate. Though GIF format has been used and abused for long, but now the application is all the more perfectly executed.
Generally they are simple in approach with not many ornamental features, but the very fact that some parts of its content move and turn and revolve, strikes the users. Basically animated GIF Infographics have all the features of a normal Static Infographics, and quite a few features of Video Infographics. Static features in the sense that not the whole content is put into motion, just some of the key facts. And video features in the sense that it contains motion in it.
One more fact about GIF Animated Infographics are you don’t have to find any other submission platform for them. Rather you can submit them to the same websites and blogs where you normally submit your Static Infographics. This is an added advantage of these Infographics. However it is unlikely that they would lost in crowd as they have the x factor – they simply move… And what is unusual or different immediately strikes us, thus making your users return to your Infographics thus making it go viral.
Not just an attention grabbing tool, but a lot more. GIF Animated Infographics not just give entertainment, but infotainment. How? They can explain and elaborate some aspects of the topic discussed earlier in a better and clearer way. Let’s jot them down, the benefits of GIF Animated Infographics :
- They are static yet extremely innovative and attention grabbing.
- They help to explain some difficult key points more clearly.
- They can be submitted to the same websites and blogs where the standard Static Infographics are submitted.
Thus this was all about the GIF Animated Infographics, the latest trend, that has already garnered acclamations and extensive applications. Let’s look forward to probably some more modifications in this form in near future.