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40 Top Infographic Design Ideas Everyone Can Use

Real World Applications for Infographic Design

Infographics are such a great visual tool for teaching an audience about a concept. But so few people know how they can use these in the real world. Here are 40 of our top infographic design ideas that literally everyone can create and use.

Whether you’re a student, teacher, marketer, researcher and more, there’s a real world application for infographics in your field. Get started creating infographics for your audience today by watching the video below to learn more.

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Video Transcript

How often do you find yourself reading through a textbook or an article and there is just text on top of text on top of text?  If you’re anything like me and you have a short attention span, you’re likely thinking about tonight’s dinner before you’ve even finished that first paragraph.

Luckily, infographics have become one of the world’s hottest visual communication tools. Whether you’re a teacher or a student, a marketer or a researcher, whatever you may be, there’s an infographic design idea that can help you. 

Hello world, my name is Mike Plogar here with Visme and over the next few minutes, I’m gonna take you through 13 different types of infographic design ideas and give you a handful of real life examples on how they can be applied across different fields and industries.  

Let’s get started.

Startups

If you’re a startup just breaching the surface of your capabilities, an infographic can help tell your audience just who you are and what you do.  

Timeline Infographic of Your Company’s History

The first infographic that we are talking about today is a timeline.  More specifically, a timeline of your company’s history. Customers would love to see just how you got started, where you got started, and how you got to where you are now.  Provides insight to the customer and it’s a reminder that you are not all too different from them.  

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Compare-Contrast Infographic of Your Company vs. The Competition

Are you confident with how you stand up to the competition?  If so, try creating a simple compare-contrast infographic. This can illustrate the differences with you and your competition but it can also show the similarities with those major corporations.  However, if you use this infographic, make sure you stay objective and only stick with the facts.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Venn Diagram Infographic of Your Brand’s Values

Hey, children don’t have to be the only ones to use venn diagrams.  We know we all used it in elementary school because it’s an easy way to grab attention, show what matters to you and what you represent. You can use this in everyday life as well.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart of Your Company Culture

If you’re proud of your corporate culture and if you want to show it off to potential employees or clients, try creating a mixed chart like this one. That’ll allow us to see how the company works from inside out, and with fun illustrations and plenty of creativity, I can tell you right now, I’d want to work here.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart of Your Customer Satisfaction

On the other hand, maybe you’re proud of your customer satisfaction.  If so, create a mixed chart that includes high rating statistics, images of content customers or text explaining what lead to such great feedback.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

How-to Infographic of Your Product/Service

And lastly, there’s a reason that those “how to for dummies” books have been so successful over so many years. You can create your own mini “how to” graphic that’ll attract attention, show how you can help and is very easy to understand.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Teachers/ Educators

Remember earlier when I said I had a short attention span? Well, teachers knew it too.  And unless I have a good visual to help me remember that material, I was likely to forget it. Now somehow, I’m the one here to help all of you teachers and educators with that perfect infographic for your class.

Visual Infographic of Literary Works

If you’re an English teacher, try creating an infographic relating to your class literature.  It can help students relate current events to that older literature that you’re reading. Hamlet, very tough read. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” I already forgot what happened.  But if I would have had visuals, it would have helped me relate and understand the text much better.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Visual Guide on an Important Issue

Hey, cyber bullying is no joke. There’s a reason that I don’t look at the comments below this video. So, try creating an infographic like this one to tackle those tough subjects and inform students of the damage. But even better, it would lead others to act.  Presenting tough topics like this makes people want to take a second look.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Comparison Infographic of Governments or Economies

There’s ways to create infographics for History class as well. Try comparing the United States to Ancient Rome. Or the dominant economies of today, like the United States and China.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Math Infographic Cheat Sheet

What about in Math class? Numbers on top of numbers on top of numbers can often make students get lost.  But if you create a colorful “how to” guide like you have here with “pi,” students will find Math much more interesting.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Anatomy Infographic of Scientific Concepts

And last but not least we visit Science. I grew up watching Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus. But unfortunately, those field trips ran out. With such complex subjects, try creating an infographic like this one. The anatomy of a flower. You can see it all from the sections of the stem, sections of the petal, even how it takes energy from the sun.  You are providing a mental image to last a lifetime, just like Ms. Frizzle did.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Non-profits

A creative infographic will help draw attention to a specific cause. A visual is much more likely to force browsers to do a double take, piquing their curiosity.  

Timeline Infographic of an Epidemic

Take climate change for example, the effects did not exactly happen overnight. So by creating a timeline of the time span of those effects, your viewer will much better understand the point.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

How-to Infographic on How Donors Can Help

Hey, sometimes lending a hand is easier said than done. And while people may want to help, they may not know how to. So create a guide to outline the steps to support a good cause.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart on Your Non-profit’s Impact

A big concern for a lot of people is what happens to that money that they donate. Well so, layout exactly what the non-profit accomplishes and others will be much more likely to donate or volunteer.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Jumpstarting a Campaign

Are you raising awareness for a brand new campaign? Well, try creating a mixed chart like this one that will inform viewers of what to do, who it helps, and it’ll show just the impact that it creates.  

The ice bucket challenge from a few years ago raised over a hundred and fifteen million dollars. The best part about it is, it led to a brand new gene discovery directly tied to the disease.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart for an Annual Report

Again we revisit the mixed chart. This is just your simple annual report, but it shows the difference made in a year’s time with statistics and even what to expect in the future. 

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Marketers

There are a number of possibilities for creating marketing infographics as well. And with so many populating the internet, I guarantee you saw one before clicking this video.  

Web Diagram to Visualize Relationships

You can start with a web diagram or a family tree. This will help viewers connect the dots. It shows who influenced who, and how you got to a certain point without using a timeline. 

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Roundup Infographic of Expert Advice

Try gathering expert advice and throwing it into infographic. Beginners are much more likely to trust expert opinions, and if you put a face to those experts, you have a very effective infographic.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Timeline Infographic of How a Product/Service Began

Illustrating the origin of a product makes for a very fun informative read. Personally, I’m a big fan of this timeline because it shows the history of a guitar laid out from start to finish, and it even uses the guitar chord as the timeline itself.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Comparison Infographic of Marketing Strategies

Marketing has changed greatly in the past couple of decades, and you can show that in an infographic. Compare old school to new school and the difference in tactics. And show how marketing has evolved and even the direction of new trends.  

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart of Secrets to Success

A mixed chart can also examine ultra-successful individuals and companies. Include stats and quotes to visualize their success. Elon Musk here, worth 9.3 billion at 43 years old. Think he’ll share with a YouTube host like me? I doubt it but I can ask.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Sales People

An infographic for a sales person can be as important as the food they eat. It can guide an individual through a difficult or even an unseen situation. 

Infographic Tracking Sales Progression

It can also be used to see how well something is selling. You can view this data at a glance and decide what improvements or changes need to be made. 

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Flowchart Infographic of Sales Responses

For those difficult situations that I mentioned, this flowchart here is a perfect guide. It allows you to see what responses work with what situation. And in the sales world, this can be a life saver. 

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Composition of a Successful Sale

Maybe you’re stuck in the same routine and not making any progress or you’re not making any sales. If you break down the elements of a successful sale, you can create fresh ideas for your product.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Comparison Infographic of Generational Marketing Tactics

We all know that every customer is just a little bit different. To try to understand your customer, try comparing generational marketing tactics. Break down the numbers, provide stats on potential customers and you’ll have a much better idea on how to attack a customer right away.  

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Listing Myths or Urban Legends

Lastly, don’t believe all the excuses for lack of sales either. I’m talking to all you sales bosses out there. Try creating an infographic like this one to debunk all the myths in the sales world. It will inform and amuse your employees.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Health Professionals

Next time you’re in the doctor’s office, take a look around. I can pretty much guarantee that you will see an infographic somewhere in the room. And since we are not all doctors, these infographics help us easier understand what we’re dealing with.

Family Tree Infographic of Inherited Diseases

One you might find is a family tree of potential inherited diseases. These are loaded with information, but they provide help on what to do in case we inherit these diseases ourselves. 

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Timeline Infographic of the Spread of Diseases

How a disease landed in a certain region or evolved over time can be shown in a timeline. This is good to show the seriousness of a disease, and even where it could be headed.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic on the Effects of an Ailment

The brain is a complex organ. It’s actually the most complex organ in all the body. Which is why it would be much easier to understand if you put it on paper. Infographics can show us each part of the brain and what each part of the brain controls. Like sleep, which for some reason in my brain, seems to constantly be triggered.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Correlation Infographic of Different Ailments

But what if I had fatigue, pain, anger and other symptoms but no diagnosed problem?   A well thought out infographic can tell me if I’m just stressed or if there is a much more serious issue at hand.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart Examining Rare Diseases

And lastly, we have a mixed chart to help us connect the dots to unknown illnesses.  Better yet, preventative measures can be learned with the help of a detailed image.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Researchers

When you think of research, you might think of a lot of boring data. But that doesn’t have to be the case. 

Flowchart Infographic of Experiment Steps

A flowchart can take the viewer through the journey of your research from start to finish, highlighting each step taken along the way.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart Research Proposal

Or maybe you are just beginning your research and you needed to create a proposal.  Try creating a proposal in the form of a mixed chart. You can give statistics and explain why this research is valuable in a unique manner.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart Presenting Research Results

And for results of your research, you also can’t go wrong with a simple mixed chart. It’s the most used infographic for a reason as it’s simple, reliable and very easy to read.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Map Infographic of Survey Results

Maybe you received your data from a ton of different locations. Try creating a map pinpointing where you received all of this data. And you can even compare with how the data differs from different locations.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Flowchart of Future Experiments

And lastly for researchers, you can create a flowchart that will flow right into new experiments. It’s a great way to branch into new topics and future findings.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Students

Last but not least, I’m talking to all of you students out there. Whether you’re trying to ace a paper project or a test, there’s an infographic that can help you. 

Infographic Resume

Maybe you’re even trying to get a job. An infographic resume will show creativity in your personality. And I guarantee you it will stand out above all those straight text resumes.  

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Presentation

Using an infographic in a presentation can also help wake up the back of a class. Throw in statistics and highlights of what you are covering, and for some added excitement, throw in some shocking facts.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Essay

Why write a paper littered with words when you can create a much more visually entertaining read? By throwing this tiger on this infographic, the paper pretty much comes to life creating emotion in the reader. However, just make sure you check with your teacher before going this route.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Mixed Chart Study Guide

I used to love when the teacher would give me the material on an exam. Now take that info and create your own personal study guide in the form of an infographic. You can outline the material and it’s much easier to remember.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

Infographic Doodle to Express Yourself

Lastly, you’ve probably doodled an infographic and didn’t even realize it. To express yourself or communicate with friends, try creating an infographic doodle. Get creative and have fun with it.

Here’s a template to get you started on this infographic design idea.

 

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For now, I’m Mike Plogar with Visme helping you make information beautiful.