Over the past two years, leading mobile phone and gadget insurer, loveit coverit, have been exploring and assessing the impact that smartphones have had on our modern life; from the effect on childhoods, to relationships and shopping. In this new research piece, they’re looking at how smartphones have changed the way we listen to, enjoy, and consume music. Supported by testimony from industry professionals and independent research, this is a holistic examination of the positives and negatives that technology has brought to the music scene.
As a visual representation, this infographic explores the past 50 years of music technology, highlighting the key points where the medium as been impacted forever. This includes when vinyl and tapes were first introduced, to the rise and fall of the CD format, and when streaming services first made their mark on the industry. If you’re looking for some interesting facts about music history, and want to see how far we’ve come, this is perfect for you!
Find out more at https://www.loveitcoverit.com/how-smartphones-shifted-the-music-scene/
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 80%
Design - 75%
Content/Script - 85%
Usability - 80%
This infographic submission functions as a timeline, detailing key moments in music influenced by technology. At first glance, it’s clear to the user that they’ll be reading a timeline infographic, punctuated by very brief bullet points. Infographics with too much text can be off-putting, and it’s good to see that this has a nice balance. The design is a bit simple, but clean. Timeline layouts are difficult, as it’s often expected to read them from left to right, but with a vertical layout, you’ll read top to bottom. Does starting in the present and working backward make the most sense? It’s not necessarily wrong, just a thought. Overall, we give this a B.