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Data Visualization: Identifying the Most Popular Menu Types

Choosing the right menu type to ensure great navigation on your data visualization is more important than you may realize. Just think about how heavily dependent you are on menus to navigate your favorite [more…]

Data Visualization: Using Branding Guidelines to Choose a Color Scheme

One way to determine the right colors for your data visualization is to use the company branding guidelines — a document that many companies develop to ensure that materials produced by the company always [more…]

Data Visualization: Choosing a Color Scheme without Branding Guidelines

On the Internet, you can find software to do just about anything — even select your data visualization color scheme! In the event that you don't have access to a set of branding guidelines, you can use [more…]

Data Visualization: Understanding User Adoption

Getting a high user adoption rate for your data visualization (data viz for short) is your most important goal. Although this may seem obvious, user adoption [more…]

10 Ways to Market to Data Visualization Users

If you think that when you're done building your data visualization (data viz for short) that you can simply send an e-mail with the subject "The Sales Pulse app is now available [more…]

4 Common Fears of New Data Visualization Creators

As a beginner, it can be a bit overwhelming when you create your first data visualization (data viz for short). Tackling something new is always unsettling. Often, a lot is riding on producing a data viz [more…]

How to Promote with Brand Infographics

Most infographics are marketing materials in one way or another; some advertising messages are just hidden better than others. Brand infographics can be appropriate for [more…]

How to Educate with Informational Editorial Infographics

Editorial infographics are akin to news articles in that their primary purpose is to transmit information. Under the umbrella of editorial graphics, there are several different types, with different balances [more…]

Timely Infographics: Sharing Breaking News

Although your infographic is unlikely to be the sole source of breaking news, it can help readers’ understanding of a breaking news event. For instance, many people learned on Twitter in October, 2011 [more…]

Related Infographics: Telling a Relevant Tale

You may not wish to rush into production with an extremely timely infographic. After all, that’s a major commitment of resources. Instead, maybe you want to take a news event, find a somewhat related topic [more…]

Evergreen Infographics: Letting Things Build

Evergreen infographics aren’t related to any event or person in the news. They have no seasonal component, and they’re not tied to anything timely. An infographic about how CDs are made would apply because [more…]

What Can Motion and Sound Bring to Infographics?

Animated and video-based infographics (these terms can be used interchangeably) give you the opportunity to present stories in ways that provide more depth and perspective than static infographics. Such [more…]

Create an Interactive Infographics Experience

Much like motion graphics, interactive infographics provide you with a powerful way to involve your viewers in the topic. Interactive infographics include features that allow the readers to explore the [more…]

Infographics: Decide on Your Eventual Output

There are many ways in which infographics can bring a story to life. So now, assume that you received your assignment from a client or editor, or you came up with your own brilliant idea that you will [more…]

How to Gather Data for Your Infographics

With a plan in hand for your infographics project, you’ll begin to map out your story by gathering data. At the core of every infographic is data — that’s the “info [more…]

How to Develop and Refine Your Infographic Visual Plan

Starting with a blank canvas to create an infographic can prove intimidating. Hopefully, you won’t really have to do that. You’ve probably been mulling over some visual ideas in your mind as you compiled [more…]

6 Technology Tools You Need for Designing Infographics

The most important aspects of technology for infographic designers are design programs and tools. Think of it this way: You never want a picture in your head to be something you can’t re-create because [more…]

Infographics: Staff and Business Relationship

All the smart processes in the world won’t help much in infographics if you don’t have the proper tools in place to take advantage of them. In addition to your technology tools, here’s what you should [more…]

Infographics Design Principles: Balance

Good design is good design. This applies to graphic design, newspapers, and even interior design, and definitely to infographics. Adequate balance gives your infographic visual stability, preventing one [more…]

Infographics Design Principles: Hierarchy

Good design in infographics includes creating hierarchy in visual elements to help readers know where to look for the most important information. This means establishing size and treatment for various [more…]

Infographics Design Principles: Unity, Proportion, and Color

Good design is good design. This applies to graphic design, newspapers, and even interior design, and definitely to infographics. Unity, proportion, and color are three important elements of the design [more…]

Infographic Design Principles: Fonts

Include too few typefaces, and your infographic could feel boring. Include too many, and you run the risk of making it look like a ransom note. A general guideline is to use no more than three typefaces [more…]

Respect Brand Guidelines When Creating Infographics

Working with clients on infographics will inevitably mean interpreting and following their brand guidelines and, occasionally, trying to stretch those guidelines. Keep your own branding guidelines in mind [more…]

Outline the Approval Process for Your Infographics Clients

An integral part of working with clients on infographics is having your work approved. It’s critical that you give your clients adequate time and opportunities to make their wishes and opinions known. [more…]

How to Determine Your Infographic’s Focus

Every infographic needs a focus, or thesis, which is the point you’re trying to make with your infographic. It’s what your graphic, at its core, is about. [more…]

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