This is the process in which information is displayed in visual form that can be related to knowledge, concepts, data, or just general stuff etc. They’re used to present information easily, quickly and clearly. The process by which we can create visualization is also known as data viz(data visualization).
Infographics Designing Course Learning Chandigarh
- Information can be useful and beautiful only when it’s presented well.
- Like other people, i am also prefer look at pictures, charts, and diagrams rather then big block of text.
- Here we going to learn how to design a best infographics.
- In today’s world, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief.
- That’s the main reason of popularity of infographics.
- Statistics prove that people love infograpics.
- Google search for infographics have increased 25x.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
1.Decide the Infographics Topic
- There’s no right or wrong way to come up with a solid idea for a infographic, but first and foremost keep the brief simple.
- Firstly, think about the topic you want to cover.
- You can use statistics to create a series of chart.
- The easiest method is to try to identify holes zeitgeist.
- These are often disconnects between what people are talking about.
Here are few resources you can use to get right idea
If you want the hot topic, you definitely want to do research on Google Trends to see what type of information people currently searching on internet.
2.Research and Gathering data of infographics
“The full picture of a story is usually not in isolated charts alone, but have to collect it from different sources, multiple materials”.
Case study, Facts, Client data:
- There are many places from where you can find data.
- Be sure that your data is clear, and from trustworthy sources.
- If your supporters are captivated, they might want to explore the topic and your data further.
- Google offers Google Trends is a good way to find out public interest for the item searched on Google’s search engine.
3.If you want more worldwide statistics you can find on Stat Planet.
Make sure to source your statistics at the bottom of each graphic section. Use the most trustworthy sources that you can find.
- Google News is good source for data seeker’s. Here you find most up-to-date information on the internet in one place. And there are many strict guidelines ensure that the data which you got is real and reliable.
Google Scholar is another important source for infographic data.
The main feature is it mostly reveals content that is useful but doesn’t show in the first few pages on Google or Google News.
4.Be an Architect
- The most unique feature of infograpic is you can either reads from top to bottom or left to right, right?
- Not so. The much less obvious, much more critical aspect is the hierarchy of information.
- Firstly provide important information to viewer and, as they going down, granularity levels of information should be presented.
- This presentation of information is similar to a well-designed website or a newspaper layout in that it’s designed to guide viewers through the material.
- Subconsciously reinforcing and differentiating primary information from secondary and tertiary information.
- You might start by simply drawing out an idea on a piece of paper.
- You may use multiple Post-it notes with an idea on each so you can move things around.
- No matter what method you use, getting started by drawing out your pieces of information will help you dramatically.
5.Select a platform
The good news about tools is you don’t need to be a designer to create an amazing-looking infographic. There are three tools in particular that are worth considering when it comes to making your own infographics: Infogram, Piktochart and Visual.ly (the first two are free to start; the third starts at $999).
Each offers a way for you to experiment with what you can create, so the best way to see which one will work best for your needs is to create an account and try them out.
6.Let the Design Speak
- Once you’ve chosen a platform, you can create your infographic.
- The key thing to consider at this point, apart from the length of it, is what you want people to do next.
- You should assume that it will be shared beyond the places that you post it.
- So make sure your branding and call to action are included as part of the graphic itself.
Graphics are divided into two parts:
Theme graphics and Reference graphics.
1.Theme graphic: is the explaining how the visual of the design is, theme graphics are not included only when the infographic is very statisticaly based, but usually always included in the infographic. Choosing the right theme graphic will tell you reader at a glance what knowledge you wish to share.
2.Reference graphics are not compulsary in the design. They are mostly icons. To prevent cluttering up the design, we use icons as visual pointers when a lot of content needs to be represented. They are impressively able for making large number of references using the same instance.
7.Releasing it into the World
- This is the litmus test of your work. Data has the interesting characteristic of being read in many ways by different audiences.
- All of the fact-checking and expertise imaginable doesn’t mean you’ve discovered every aspect to the story.
- Beyond that, embedding infographics into blog posts to add more commentary is usually a good idea.
- You might also consider sharing the visual on a site like Pinterest
- This collective review means the project is never end done. Improvement always happen as new data comes to light.
Points to Remember
- Don’t pack in too much info and less graphic
- Don’t pack in too much graphics and leave out the info:-
- Fake information does not belong in an infographic
- Avoid messages that are too sales-focused