The last in a series of infographics about visual data design, we have covered why it's useful to create them, created an embed code generator for you and written an article on promoting infographics. We felt a fitting end to the series would be - you guessed it - an infographic.
This infographic (about infographics of course) goes through 4 stages of creating an infographic: research, design, publishing and promotion offering tips at each stage. If you are thinking about making your own infographics this not only provides some great tips but acts as a good example of an infographic itself...
There are a lot of tools that can help you create an infographic, but if you want to work for your nonprofit you need some design skills. But a good infographic is not just about being a pretty picture, it requires research and making sure that it is conveying the right message. Designing infographics is a hybrid design skill - falling somewhere inbetween print, web, and data visualization skills.
This post summarizes the design process:
1. Define concept and goals
2. Use reliable resources
3. Data should have a flow or tell a story
The article is written for designers so the 4th principle is get client feedback. For nonprofits, it means getting some feedback from people who are your intended audience - almost like beta testing a web site.
Has your nonprofit hired a designer to create an infographic or create a DYI version? What are your tips and best practices.
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2012 might be the year which we reached 'peak infographic'.
You can’t have an issue or a piece of data without putting it into a picture so it’s easier for people to understand. While this has mostly resulted in a glut of ugly graphics that don’t actually do anything with data (and you’ll see some of these below), it’s still an incredibly simple way to get information to you fast. And this year, some of our most compelling content has appeared in the format.
A pictorial display of statistics, the infographic is a huge hit in the internet age.
But as one on rape figures has recently shown, they can be highly misleading.
A picture apocryphally speaks a thousand words, but its 21st-century counterpart – the infographic – often says much less. It's no surprise that the grabby and easily shared format has taken off in the internet era, and the latest graphic to go viral is one on a tough and complex problem: rape and criminal justice...
Redditor Jasonp55 has a neat demonstration of the perils of confusing correlation with causation, and his well-chosen example makes this a potentially useful chart for discussing this issue with friends who won't vaccinate themselves and their kids.
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
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