This week, after much thought, I settled on using the topic of hypnosis for my infographic. I chose this because the topic is one I know well, and also because I think the topic can be broken down and explained in quite a visual way. My main objective is to teach someone who has no knowledge of hypnosis, about what hypnosis is, what it is NOT (as there is a lot of stigma around it), and how it can be used.
This week I have also done a lot of research into how hypnosis works. In a nutshell I have learnt:
– Hypnosis is a completely natural state that everybody experiences throughout the day.
– The brain wave patterns involved in hypnosis
– Who can be hypnotized and how they can be put into hypnosis.
– What the signs of being in hypnosis are
– The common myths and stigmas people associate with hypnosis
– Many uses of hypnosis (hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, hypnoanesthesia and forensics in particular)
These topics/ideas are what I would like to communicate in my infographic.
However I also did more in depth research into hypnotherapy. I am wondering whether I should include the multiple uses, or just focus on how hypnosis is used in hypnotherapy instead, as this is very interesting and could be explained quite visually.
Upon doing this research, I have also started to sketch some ideas for layouts and possible icons on an A4 piece of paper. Basically I am just trying to organize my ideas. Here is my concept so far…As you can see, I have included the multiple uses of hypnosis in this concept. If I were do just focus on hypnosis use in hypnotherapy, then the whole right section would be used for this topic.
The spiral and heading in the middle would also be larger, but my drawing skills are not fabulous. I then tried to organize my ideas in a more creative way. Using the same information I arranged then inside circle shapes, giving the look of a spiral (I haven’t filled in with the little drawings and information in this sketch, but you get the idea)……
Rather than lines, I would probably use circles of different colour shades to achieve this look.
I am constantly thinking of icons and pictures I could used to represent these ideas without too many words. Although it’s a little difficult, I am getting there!
I would really appreciate some feedback on these ideas pronto, so that I can start on my image…..