As a jobbing graphic designer and part time doodler, I have recently been commissioned to design an infographic depicting an institution’s achievements over the past year. I jumped at the chance as there is something super lovely and geeky about this kind of work which not only allows me access to lots of data and facts but also allows me the means to interpret it in a creative and interesting way using lots of lovely graphics and bold bright colours. FUN TIMES GEEK FRIENDS.
In reality of course, it’s a bit of a bloomin’ nightmare with just too much information to show to the world that can not only be easily digested but also presented in an interesting manner. But never one to shy away from a challenge, I said yes and at this present moment I can’t say how it will turn out as I am mid-flow, but it’s good to push oneself in these situations.
We all live with so much information around and about us these days (I can’t not check my phone less than every ten minutes without a slight sense of impending anxiety and or doom…) so it seems to make sense that we are trying to communicate in more effective and original ways.
So be that through infographics, diagrams, Snapchat, tweeting with limited number of characters or just good old fashioned phone calls (really? It’s soo 2005), we are now at the mercy and possibly the danger of succumbing to having too much data to take in all the time at the very real threat of not being able to switch off.
So the solution other than designing everything to be beautiful and easy to digest, is to let someone else take the heat. That is, by transferring over your business communications to an outside company and let them filter the information for you.
Take for example Giacom’s hosted exchange email programme, a great value and effective way of improving your communication, increasing security and allowing more people you work with to join, chat and grow in one central, easily accessible space. No more stretching yourself to filter out all the ‘noise’ we surround ourselves with, but rather one simple plan, made to make your life easier.
Hopefully some advice that may be of benefit as I know it certainly helps me. Or, if you need more information perhaps I could draw you a diagram…