History Of Peripherals Infographic

Now that all my research is finished and I have looked at the different infographics that have been created I decided to create my own infographic about the peripherals and how they are used in gaming. I wanted to make this as simple as possible so that the information is clear to the viewer.

Firstly I created an A3 decided on the colour scheme that I wanted to use. Again keeping it simple I choose a background colour, a title colour, and a font colour. Next I evenly separated the page into four columns, each for the peripheral. I Found four basic pictures of the peripherals on Google Images which i edited so that it was obvious what each one was and so that they were all black.

Once all the information was wrote I then wanted at the bottom of the page information about how each of them effects gaming. I separated these using arrows which pointed downwards to the information. once this was done that was the whole infographic finished, clean and simple. I kept it simple using no effects in Photoshop or clever filters.

Peripheral Infographic

With all the research that I have gathered on the main peripherals that are used for gaming I have decided to create an ‘infographic’ poster that shows these peripherals as well as a brief description and how they benefit gaming.

After doing some research on google about the appearance of infographic’s and the type of research that they present it is clear that there are lots of complicated, more detailed graphics, and some very simple graphics. The one thing that all of them have in common is that they show a lot of pictures to back up the information that they are showing. Some infographic’s are tutorials and show steps using arrows, others have titles numbering the steps. For genera information graphics I have noticed that the information seems to be spread out and have no order to it. A simple infographic caught my eye that shows columns for the different information. This may be simple but it delivers specific details while also having informational pictures and diagrams.

Another key bit of information that i gathered is the colour scheme on the graphics. only a select amount of colours are used so that the viewer is able to see the information presented. A different colour could be used for the different categories. Other posters only use different colours for the titles and the images. Themes can also be seen in the posters as the images used are all presented in the same way. For example the diagram could be cartoon like or use realistic drawing

Based on the research that I have gathered I feel that the best way to present my information would by having columns that show all four of the peripherals that i have researched. These columns would show an image and information about the peripheral and how it effects gaming. These four columns then point to one image of a controller, representing games. The columns will be assigned a colour so that each of them stand out from each other. The images will all be the same style and simple showing basic outlines of the peripheral.