10 Tips for Designing Infographics

Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information that help communicate concepts, statistics and relationships quickly and clearly. These are helpful tips from Randy Krum of coolinfographics.com if you are planning to design your own infographic.

San Fran Beat

Assuming you’re not working for a media corporation with huge graphics and statistics departments at your disposal, you may want to create some infographics for your own articles. With today’s flood of information, infographics allow readers to quickly digest and understand complex data. A good infographic will not only inform readers, but will also create interest and convince people to read your article similar to how good headlines and photos attract readers. In contrast, both boring and overly complex graphics will quickly convince readers to ignore your article.

Here are 10 tips for designing better infographics (click the image examples to go to their original sites):

1) Be Concise: Design your infographic to convey one idea really well. You’re not writing a scientific research paper, so don’t expect your reader to dig into a lot of detail. This doesn’t mean you should only visualize one number, but your entire graphic…

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