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Infographics: sharing, previews, & feedack

Going to open this topic to get some feedback on the infographic of this website.

Pictures and infographics are a great way of summing up more complex concepts, and a few on this website do that job properly (proof they have been copied in several other places :), but with crappy quality of graphics.

We can also use this topic for infographics from other website and other concepts, if they do a great job.

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Three Pillars of Learning (Failure of)

This was my original "work" (yeah, yeah, I know 🙂 :

And this is what the designer did:

Quite some difference, no?

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Boom. Just boom. There is one tiny little detail I would change: it's the "-" in front of researcher, philosopher, viveur. I would remove it and put a capital letter as the first letter: Researcher, Philosopher, "Viveur", still in bold and with the same placement. The rest is perfection.

It is quite a view, it's a beautiful and well balanced design.

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Thank you so much John!

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Assuming that the diagrams will be displayed in the size above.

In terms of pure readability, the words in your original diagram stand out more vividly.
In the designer's diagram, the descriptions below the headers in the circles are a bit small for my vision.
Also, I am on the same page as John for removing the hyphens and using capitalisation instead.

ThePowerMoves logo stands out more in your diagram as well because it is blue against the background of black circles.
Maybe you made your logo blue to give a touch of emphasis on how ThePowerMoves has all 3 components.

Your designer's diagram looks good because of

  1. Shadows giving a 3D effect,
  2. Blue headers giving better contrast
  3. Softer edges - which may not be good for readability as a tradeoff
  4. More space in the circles. My brain feels that it is more spacious and easier to jump between the words

Some possibilities to explore

  1. Enlarging the whole diagram
  2. Slightly enlarge the font size of the descriptions below the headers in the circles.
  3. Different colour for the intersections of 2 circles for some emphasis (Lost in details, Fooled by theory, Blind spots)
  4. Blue logo vs black logo
  5. Slightly larger font for the words in rectangles

Very eye-catching overall!
Designers do add a different spin to things.
One lawyer has been innovating by hiring designers for his documents and contracts.
I took a look and wow!

Side Note on Infographics

I do use PowerPoint to sketch out my thoughts sometimes.
My brain does not like linear text quite often.
Recently, I have been using Miro to brainstorm in a more infographics way.
It is like a big whiteboard where you can put shapes on.

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Thank you so much guys, feedback super useful, and incorporated.

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And yes, Matthew, I totally agree with you, as I'm discovering, a good designer can make the world of difference.

Even in business where "substance" should trump "looks", a good design still makes the difference (and of all places, we should know that here).

I had sent this picture to the designer, just out of curiosity.
I was thinking: this is so simple, what can he even improve on that?

And then he came up with this:

No matter what field you're in, the touch of a good professional who's mastered his field makes the difference (I had to replace the logo for "experience", and you can already notice what a poorer fit it is with all the rest).

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Even in business where "substance" should trump "looks", a good design still makes the difference (and of all places, we should know that here).

Fascinating topic, I read an article recently.
Product managers visual guide to feature selection

Here is a diagram to visually summarise the article:

An Engineer's Feature Set

A Scammer's Feature Set

An Ideal Feature Set

Advice to Honest Businesses: The Syms Method

The view that an educated customer is our best customer. Two tactics in the Syms method are

  1. Use training to turn uneducated customers into sophisticated customers
  2. Use advertising to find and attract already-sophisticated customers

Advice to Dishonest Businesses

Cut out features relating to the following areas when selling to uneducated customers:

  • Maintainability
  • Usability
  • Longevity

Expand the scope of buyers' wants prior to purchase.

Buyers will get disappointed after your purchase.
But is that your problem? Nope.

Love the raw honesty of the article in the last part.

With ThePowerMove YouTube videos, I can see how this business is using the Syms Method.
Those videos convert uneducated customers into sophisticated customers.
Since Power University is really value for money, most educated customers will go ahead with the purchase.

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I know I did (signed: a wanna-be educated customer) 😉

Very interesting method, thanks for sharing.

Why not use an eye for experience? Simple design, strong symbol.

Otherwise on the designer’s design I would remove detail at the top and the bottom of the column as it is distracting.

Also, not to be a party pooper but I would revise the color chart with his/her help.

This blue is cool. In such quantity I feel it’s too much. It burns my eye!

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