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Designing Infographics

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Surveying & Researching
W
WHO is the audience...?
W
...is the purpose...?
W
...is the information relevant?
...key message are you trying to convey?
...other information do you need to complete your infographic?
...symbols come to mind when you think about your information?
WHAT
...do you need to publish?
WHEN
W
...is your data coming from?
...will your infographic be published?
WHERE
WHY
W
is the information

important

to your audience?
HOW
H
easy is your information to
understand?
1. Set S.M.A.R.T Objectives
PREPARATION
2. Clearly Establish the following...
THE ART OF OBSERVATION
...involves communication techniques that require the designer to understand, interpret, and evaluate what he or she sees or hears.
You need to actively
LISTEN
and understand the
audiences’ information needs then
OBSERVE
as much as you can
before
creating and publishing infographics.
TRY TO BE MORE OPEN-MINDED
TRY TO CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
TRY TO QUESTION THINGS MORE OFTEN
RECORD ALL YOUR THOUGHTS, PRECEDENCE & EXAMPLES
Paper
evernote.com
Diigo.com
Bookmarks
Google Bookmarks
mobile devices
sketchbook
Microsoft OneNote

This is the process of gathering the individual parts and pieces of an idea, concept, or data set and connecting them to form the framework of your infographic
Information Synthesis
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& H
Review
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If you have a subject, data set, or process that contains multiple key messages, break them out and create a series of infographics to explain them. Don’t try to cram them all into one visual.
TIP
RESOURCES
Time & Labour
Tools

Consider the Learning curve of the tool you intend to use
TIP
TOOLS
INSPIRATION
http://infographics.alltop.com
http://www.coolinfographics.com
http://dailyinfographic.com
http://www.fastcodesign.com/section/infographic-of-the-day
http://flowingdata.com
http://www.good.is/infographics
http://www.flickr.com/groups/16135094@N00/
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
https://pinterest.com/search/?q=infographics
David Armano: http://pinterest.com/davidarmano/social-business-visuals/
Joe Chernov: https://pinterest.com/jchernov/infographics/
Jess3: http://pinterest.com/jess3/infographics/
Randy Krum: http://pinterest.com/rtkrum/cool-infographics-gallery/
Neilson Spencer: http://pinterest.com/tunnlvsmountn/infographics/
http://visual.ly/
CREATION
SYNTHESIS
TOOLS
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsfot Word - smartart
Microsoft Visio
Smartdraw
statplanet

Creation Software
TOOLS

http://www.chartle.net
http://www.diagram.ly
http://creately.com
http://www.diychart.com
www.gimp.org
http://www.gliffy.com
http://visual.ly
http://charts.hohli.com
http://inkscape.org
http://www.lovelycharts.com
http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes
http://www.wordle.net
Creation Websites
TOOLS
Your hand, brain & a pencil

Your camera

Websites
the noun project
http://thenounproject.com



Design Elements
"Dis mek
sense?"

"Umm..."
FINALIZATION
Before:
“To create infographics that are ‘sharable’ and create awareness of our brand”

After:
“To have
Game Graphix
get shared 100 times on Twitter and/or Facebook (combined) within 30 days of publication”
paper towel
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