You probably know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Did you know you can apply it to science and math, especially statistics, to help students learn?
Art conveys complex topics in a visually stimulating format that allows the student to digest the big picture as well as details all at once. You can help your students better understand complex topics by creating poster art that includes a word cloud. Your poster does not have to use paper.
You can use a word cloud template to create digital art, so you can display your design on any computer screen or smart television monitor. You simply save your graphics file to a USB thumb drive, then use it on any computer or smart TV to display and better convey your information.
What can you communicate through word cloud art?
While not every type of data works as a word cloud, you can display many types that help you communicate complexities in an attractive, digestible manner. Use graphics combined with a word cloud to:
- display survey results,
- communicate interest levels in an idea or topic,
- call attention to central themes in big data.
Templates Provide Design Options
By using expert-designed templates, you free yourself from needing artistic talent. You can utilize a pre-set layout, but plug in your own Venn diagrams, photos, or schematics. Your pie chart, plus the word descriptions drawn from your inputs using artificial intelligence to determine the most relevant terms create a piece of digital art. It creates meaningful art that helps others learn and digest the complicated data in an easily consumable format.
According to Psychology Today, we remember things better using visual cues and those same cues help us retrieve that information. Our brains process images more easily than words. We find words abstract but visuals concrete. Combining the two options helps you communicate the information more easily as well as your recipients better understand and remember it. By turning your research data or paper into a word art piece, you can harness the power of visual imagery. Combine a word cloud with concept maps, figures, icons, illustrations, photos, sketches, or symbols to spur learning.
Your design should include a few essential items that will further help convey the right information. Use bright colors to capture the viewer’s attention. From hunter-gatherer days humans have recognized color and hue as important indicators, choosing one berry over another based upon hue. A social media post with an image earns 10 times more engagement than one without. Word art with graphics provides the offline version of the social media post with a photo.
Visuals also help us learn faster. It takes longer to read a sentence than to digest a photo or graphic. That is why so many statisticians use pie charts and other diagrams to convey their survey results or data. Infographics entertain and educate simultaneously.
Use the combination of AI, word art templates, photos or graphics, and your data to create an artwork that visually conveys your information, so your students or audience learns it quickly and recalls it longer.