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!