The yellow and black colors used in this infographic make a very good combination that is easy on the eye. From the title, it is possible to tell what exactly the presentation will be about and it is completed by some numerical representing the barcodes. The barcodes word in the title is creatively done to look just like a barcode and there is a scanner image probably reading it which is very impressive.
The graphic then goes straight into the history of the barcodes starting from 1948 with the founders included. The rest of the year follows suit with a brief story of how it evolved complete with images to show how the codes were then and how they are now. It is an easy to follow flow designed like a wavy stream flowing from up to bottom. The design works in keeping it fun reading through the details. From the presentation, it’s even possible to see when the scanners came into the picture and how they too have evolved.
This infographic does work very well for people who have a need to know the history of barcodes and how they function without information overload. The images are minimal and the texts are sized in such a way that it is easy to read through. There is an obvious balance between the two and overall the display is well-balanced.
For a serious person however, the flowy display can seem a little childish but it does add a good twist to the otherwise very technical information it represents. Generally, this is a display that carries a lot of information packaged briefly so it is delivered easily and effectively. There is not too much going on within it hence it manages to maintain attention to the end without becoming exhausting or overwhelming.