Designing infographics can sometimes become a cumbersome task. It requires a lot of time, hard work, creativity and wits to come up with a fantastic idea. It requires even more effort to convert a magnificent idea to a great infographic that can do complete justice to that idea.
For your ease, we have broken down the long process of creating a perfect infographic into three steps. It will help you in better understanding the process of creating infographics. If you are a beginner then start small with these three steps then with time and experience you may explore the depths of designing infographics.
STEP ONE – KNOW YOUR DATA
Before you start thinking about various ways to present your data, try to start with something more basic, i.e., know your data first. Use filter tables, spreadsheet columns and some basic chart types to answer these question:
- How much data you have to work within your infographic?
- Can you categorise this data for better understanding?
- Can you organise this data or information chronologically?
- Are there any outliers?
STEP TWO – LET THE DATA TELL ITS STORY
One of the best ways to come up with great infographics that can drive its message quickly and have the potential to go viral is finding meaning within a set of data. Do not go on hunting data that naturally supports your claim or message. Gather your data and implement it into the infographic in a way that can quickly convey your target message. This technique will make your infographics more interesting to see and will not mislead the audience with a pre-determined message.
STEP THREE – CHOOSE THE RIGHT VISUAL FOR THE JOB
Do not compromise on clarity while designing your infographic. Clarity is one of the most important rules that ensures any infographic’s attractiveness and effectiveness. Trying to make your infographic cool is a smart idea but at the cost of simplicity and clarity is not a smart choice. Simplicity and clarity are the key factors for any infographics, try not to overlook these primary components.
These are the three steps that you can help you in your new infographics designing career. However, if you want to be successful, do not stick to them. Try to explore new heights and reach new goals in life.