Motion infographics are to be found everywhere – on the Internet, in TV commercials and programmes, and in educational films. Their basic goal is to help the viewer digest the information presented to them as painlessly, indeed pleasurably, as possible. But how do their designers set about them? How do they absorb all the material they need to understand before deciding how to demonstrate it? And to what extent does the type of data to be illustrated affect the visual outcome? We have selected more than 30 brilliant infographic motion works, movies and animations, to show you how lively and aesthetically pleasing such instructional efforts can be.


Making information come alive is like weaving a technicolour dreamcoat

We all come across infographics design every day – in the leaflets we pick up from the bank, the competition details on the box of cereal we dip into for breakfast, school textbooks used by our kids, the maps and signage of the buildings and parks and museums that we visit, the road signs we observe as we're driving … The essential function of infographics is to help us make sense of a lot of information or data that would otherwise be difficult to absorb. Clarity and ease of understanding are the basic goals of this design genre – and the same goes for motion-graphics devoted to it.

IdN Video v18n3: Mixed Media

IdN Video v18n3: Mixed Media


Specifications:

110 min
Dolby Digital
All Region DVD
8 page Frenchfold insert


Featuring:

- Opening Title by NERDO
- Demos, The Power Gap by Airside
- Vitsoe by Airside
- This is Dare. Are you? by Alex Dunford
- Infographic Marriage by Amelia Sia
- The Status of Aid by Bjørn Rostad
- Oil'd by Chris Harmon
- Hyper Island On A Wall by Claudio Salas
- It's Time for Real / Eat Local, Eat Real by Crush
- Things and The Things They're Made Of by Eric & Phil
- F5 Ethos by F5 (Vincent Diga and Ventura Castro)
- Tug Of War by Francesco Basile & Alice Bottaro
- Monstrous Wildlife by Frank Robnik
- Herman Miller This is You by Imaginary Forces
- Thinks Metric by Ivan Cruz
- SNS REAAL Annual Report 2010 by Jeroen Krielaars
- The State Of Wikipedia by JESS3
- The Seed by Johnny Kelly
- The Seed making of by Johnny Kelly
- Sneaker Addict by Joyrider Film
- Evergreen Solar - More Electricity by Legwork
- What We Learned by Legwork
- Turn it Off by Nigel Upchurch
- Quants by OneSize
- Math = Invention by Payam Rajabi
- Cosmic 140 by Pedro Cascao
- Philips Action by Peepshow Collective
- Philips Boardroom by Peepshow Collective
- Philips Character by Peepshow Collective
- Philips Charisma by Peepshow Collective
- Philips Sports by Peepshow Collective
- Philips Wild by Peepshow Collective
- Diagnostic Kitchen by Philips Design
- Food Creation by Philips Design
- Home Farming by Philips Design
- The Ambient Life by PlusOne
- Rocket Base by Rocket Base
- Mariana – an Interview with Monsieur Piccard by Roman Wolter
- Duelity by Ryan Uhrich & Marcos Ceravolo
- Micah White's Thought Bubble: Junk Thought by Smart Bubble Society, Inc
- MasterCard PayPass Website by Studio BX
- Araon by Sungyoung Lee
- WWF The Web Foundation by TENDRIL
- Nippon Connection 2011 by Alexander Lis
- 10,000 Digital Paintings by FIELD
- Tiger Translate Hanoi by Unseen TV
+ much more!

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

IdN Video v18n4: Infographics

Yu-Chuan Chang – Taipei, Taiwan

Yu-Chuan Chang – Taipei, Taiwan

"Emotional expression is the main difference between local design culture in comparison with that of other Asian countries. The small details of Taiwanese life are often incorporated into our design."

Domenico Ruffo – Milan, Italy

Domenico Ruffo – Milan, Italy

“Attention to every single detail, shapes and colours, the right fonts and materials. That’s a great combo.”

Rocksmith x High Times Magazine: 420 American Pop Collab Capsule – New York City

Rocksmith x High Times Magazine: 420 American Pop Collab Capsule – New York City

NYC based streetwear brand Rocksmith has teamed up with legendary counter culture publication High Times for a fun, Pop Art inspired tee capsule for 420. With Colorado becoming the first state to legalize in the United States, the possible end of the prohibition on marijuana is near, let the good times roll! The collab tees are exclusively available now on rocksmithnyc.com

Bob Studio – Aris Tsoutsas, Andreas Thanos and Miguel Rodrigues – Athens / London

Bob Studio – Aris Tsoutsas, Andreas Thanos and Miguel Rodrigues – Athens / London

"We collaborate with other designers, architects, illustrators, photographers, printers, musicians and artists."

United Logotypes – Moon (0:45)

United Logotypes – Moon (0:45)

Exclusive video made for IdN, based in very few frames of a moon timelapse, generate glitches on the images with the text edit in different images formats.

What can Africa teach the powerhouses of industrial design? Part II of IV – Slow and steady wins the race

What can Africa teach the powerhouses of industrial design? Part II of IV – Slow and steady wins the race

Dutch designers Melle Smets and Joost van Onna followed the trail of Europe’s discarded vehicles to capitalism’s periphery – the industrial hub of Suame Magazine in Ghana. In this immense open-air factory, over 200 000 craftsmen recycle discarded car parts into new vehicles. Smets and Van Onna collaborated with local craftsmen to create a new, characteristic African car: the SMATI Turtle 1. The car took its name from its characteristics – slow but steady speed, its basic and strong mechanics and its protective bodywork. Full story at designindaba.com

Sarina Nihei – Illustrator – Tokyo, Japan

Sarina Nihei – Illustrator – Tokyo, Japan

Sarina Nihei is an award winning animation director and illustrator living in Tokyo. She started making animation at Tama Art University in Tokyo and graduated with a BA in graphic design. In 2012, she moved to London to start Maters degree in animation at the Royal College of Art. After graduating from the RCA in 2014, she works as a freelance animator/illustrator. Specialising in hand-drawn animation, she makes surreal and absurd stories.

Yvonne Niewerth – Düsseldorf, Germany

Yvonne Niewerth – Düsseldorf, Germany

"In addition to technical functions such as protecting the product, delivering information about its content and shipping, good packaging tickles the impulse to want to own what’s inside."

BONNSU – Adam Bonnier, Ai Su Bonnier – Taipei, Taiwan

BONNSU – Adam Bonnier, Ai Su Bonnier – Taipei, Taiwan

BONNSU strive to give objects more personality and meaning, often incorporating themes of cultural overlapping and sustainable development methods.

Pepper & Cinnamon – Benjamin Koh Ju Ren – Singapore

Pepper & Cinnamon – Benjamin Koh Ju Ren – Singapore

Koh is a firm believer in the intrinsic capacity of humans to be emphatically and emotionally engaged with great design solutions and thinks that even the simplest of gestures should touch us in a very human way.