10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic
Information can be useful—and even beautiful—but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics. Infographics are visual designs that help to explain complicated data in a simple way (mental-health emergencies at Burning Man, anyone?). But how are they created? What can we learn from the designer’s process? Over the last decade, Hyperakt has come to specialize in this type of design, and we’ve found a process that works for us. 1. Sifting through data is where it all begins. 2. While it’s tempting to read only the highlighted facts and skim the rest, this shortcut tends to result in more time wasted later. 3. What starts as boring data will become a boring infographic unless a great story can be found. 4. As a story emerges from the data at hand, it’s time to stop for a reality check. The truth in information takes experience to uncover. 5.