The infographic was designed by Daniel Bloom and the article was written by Meghan Wilmott. The infographic was created to show to dog owners how their dogs can be the best babysitters for their babies or children. The goal is to spread awareness regarding nanny abilities of dogs which are not found in other animals or other household pets.
Dogs are special because they create a unique bond with humans particularly babies. They can perform all the tasks that you expect from a regular babysitter. They can stop babies from crying, teach them to crawl, bring them toys to play with, make them laugh and protect them from danger. No other pet can babysit the way dogs do.
Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies
Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 70%
Content/Script - 25%
Usability - 40%
This infographic lists ways in which dogs can be good companions or babysitters for young children. Although this infographic contains 40 examples, the content contains some errors and not all the individual points make sense. For example, some items in the list include "regular health checks" through sniffing, as well as "making sure your baby's hands are always clean." If this infographic is intended to be more humorous than informative, the tone of the content doesn't adequately express that. Some items seem repetitive: "love naptime," "love cuddling" and "provide opportunities for physical bonding" don't need to be listed as 3 separate benefits. This infographic has an illustration style that fits well with the subject, and it's rendered consistently throughout. Pastel colors and illustrations give it a picture-book feel. Despite some effective visual elements, however, the content of this infographic is too long and contains enough errors that it may confuse readers more than enlighten them. We'd give this an F.