Infographics make me happy

I am so excited about this next project. For my Advanced Visual Media class I get to create an infographic! You know those cute informational guides you see on Pinterest? I get to make one of those! I am very excited. The topic I think I am going to go with is being happy. It will be similar to my recent video podcast project just in graphic style form. I think that it is important for people to be happy and I think that people are always searching for happiness so by providing a visual appealing how-to guide with happy information could help.

I have created a Pinterest board of some ideas of style and design. Check it out, yeah? Here is my favorite example that goes along with my topic. I think instead of having it as a flow chart I will add in information on how to take action to be happy. I think this falls under the How To Category because it will have information on how to do things and better your life because everyone wants to be happy!

Are You Happy Inforgraphic - Via Pinterest
Are You Happy Inforgraphic – Via Pinterest

Some things I want to potentially include in my infographic are more humor based such as the quote from Legally Blonde where Reese Witherspoon says “Endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t!” I will also include different facts about happiness but I haven’t researched them fully. If I use the topics from my video I’ll have facts that go under those

An important part of an infographic or any type of advertising is having a good hook. Some ideas I have so far are

  • Happy people just don’t kill their husbands…
  • Have you happy’ed today?
  • How to be happy. Nothing sad about it.
  • I want to be sad… Said no one ever.
  • Nothing to frown about.
  • Having sunshine on a rainy day.
  • How to not have a rainy day.
  • Choosing sunshine.

These are just some rough ideas, I am going to continue to think about it and try and come up with some great ideas for this next project. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!