At a glance, audio-visual summaries involve converting large pieces of textual content into pictorial or aural form to summarize these complex pieces into engaging forms for better comprehension.
Why audio-visual summaries are great
We live in an age dominated by big data and decreasing attention spans. Research articles are large, detailed pieces of text trying to communicate complex data is an integral part of the article. But, the article often ends up appearing dry and cumbersome.
Breaking down textual information and representing it in audio-visual formats makes it easy to comprehend and retain concepts. This is an interesting, dynamic and effective method of communicating data. Moreover, it helps in the introduction of new topics.
Additionally, audio-visual summaries are an efficient way to gauge the crux of the larger text, as it highlights the theme of a report or article. This makes the process of reading it and understanding the data less tedious, which is desirable for readers who are short on time.
Typically, long-form texts are summarized in the form of graphs, infographics, and pictorial caricatures. In terms of audio, there are audiobooks, audio-logs, etc. Audio-visual summaries are vibrant, eye-catching and precise.
Another advantage of audio-visual summaries is that it can be used effectively across social media channels, websites and in presentations to enable the audience to get a quick understanding of the key highlights.
Impact Science: Your Partner for audio-visual summaries
At Impact Science, we help Journal Publishers create audio-visual aids that assist their research articles. We take traditional text content and convert it into professionally narrated, 2D audio-visual summaries. Additionally, we support all graphics with a PowerPoint deck of other handy tools.
Our team of scientists, illustrators and designers works closely with publishers to create the desired product, ensuring top-notch quality.