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Infographics: Infographic Basics

Steps

  1. An idea, conceptualization
  2. Purpose for infographic
  3. Audience 
    1. Age
    2. Prior knowledge of topic
  4. Research and gather data
    1. Identify statistics
    2. Document your sources
  5. Edit your information
    1. From what angle are you presenting info?
  6. Create an outline and flowchart
    1. Organize logically
    2. Build to a clear conclusion
    3. State a call for action at the end
    4. Connect the points with narrative
  7. Gather graphics
  8. Create the layout
  9. Refine and review
  10. Link to your sources at the bottom of the infographic
  11. Share the infographic

Main Types of Infographics

  • Chronological
  • Comparison / Contrast
  • Demographics / Geographic
  • Relationships (charts, clouds, diagrams)
  • Exploratory (road map, story, interactive)
  • Statistical / Data
  • Process-based (how to...)
  • Useful Bait (reference or organizational chart, diagram or list)

Images

Key Components
for your Infographic

  1. Story
  2. Style
  3. Simplicity
  4. Size
  5. Statistics
  6. Sources
  7. Shareability 

Elements of Design

  • Color and value
  • Dominance / size
  • Line
  • Shape
  • Space
  • Texture
  • Typography and fonts

Design Principles

  • Alignment
  • Balance
  • Contrast
  • Emphasis
  • Hierarchy
  • Proportion and scale
  • Proximity
  • Repetition or pattern
  • Rhythm and movement
  • Unity
  • Variety