Little Known Ways to Create Appealing Infographics

October 09, 2013 • Posted in Community
Little Known Ways to Create Appealing Infographics

Infographics can be very powerful ways to deliver information to readers. They are great because they can provide complex information in an easy to read format and, when designed well, can also make the whole experience fun and beautiful. Here’s some tips to designing engaging infographics.

Make Things Pop

People upload dull infographics on the Internet every day, and they would all be much better off taking the time to implement more interactive elements. With information overload, it is important to hold your viewers’ attention. The best way to do that is to make the information you are delivering as fun and attention-grabbing as possible.

Add some scrolling effects, highlight areas of interest or add some rollover effects to enhance the detail. The more time and effort that goes into the graphic, the higher the chances are of it being successful.

Choosing the Best Type of Infographic

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This might be obvious, but make sure to use graphics that are best tailored to the message that you are delivering. There are six main types that are typically used including: flow charts, timelines, demographics, visualized articles, versus and photos. Each one can deliver different types of information in simple ways.

Keep it Simple, Clear and Effective

While you might need to provide a large amount of informational content, there’s always a way to optimize it so it is much easier to comprehend. With all the options available through creating an infographic, such as color coding and layout options, you can ensure that your viewers will understand the data and be fully engaged.

It is also important to keep the overall message clear and consistent. The viewer should know exactly why they are looking at the infographic right from start, and the subject should not change throughout the entirety of the infographic.

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