I see what you mean!

Pictures and graphics have long been used to help convey meaning, but sometimes it can be hard to think of the best way, or a more interesting and less-used way, to illustrate what you’re trying to say.

Fortunately, there’s a handy site to help.  From the e-learning site Visual Literacy comes The Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.  It’s a great place to start!

In an entertaining periodic table form it presents six categories of visualisation: Data, Information, Concept, Strategy, Metaphor and Compound with a brief explanation of each.    Hover over each entry in the table and you can see an example of the type of tool.

Wow, there are a lot of ways to tell a story!

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2 Responses to I see what you mean!

  1. Nick Hawkes says:

    As a visual designer thank you for pointing this out. As an aide-memoire this will be invaluable for myself and my educational book production colleagues. This is a very entertaining way of seeing graph and chart production style ideas for projects. Many Thanks Nick

  2. James Ruiz says:

    Top of the morning, sarah!!! I am not sure why I never subscribed to your blog but it is simply brilliant. Can we chat briefly about how I could integrate the visualization chart with a talking paper I am currently working on? I will explain in a short bit what I am considering but I am sure I can find a great start here. Thanks so much and have a lovely morning / day, sarah…cheers, jimmy

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