10 Rules for Amazing Infographic Design
Creating An Effectively Compelling Infographic
The internet has allowed millions of people all over the world to both view and convey information. Online forums and communities allow you to view content from various web pages. Since most people tend to post the same thing, it is essential that you make your content attractive, compelling, and unique in nature. Infographics is the solution to this ongoing problem.
Information graphics also referred to as infographics is used as a marketing strategy for various companies and organizations. Infographics creates a visual representation of a combination of information, data, graphs, charts, and images. Information is presented clearly in an organized fashion that enables readers to become very familiar and knowledgeable able a particular topic.
Infographics are usually posted on blog posts and social media websites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. This serves as a primary vehicle which helps infographics spread within a given online community or network.
Although infographics have been around for many years, new technological advancements has allotted just about anyone the opportunity to create an infographic using free tools, applications, and programs.
How can you make an infographic cool, effective, and viral? From a marketing perspective, you create infographics in hopes that the people who view it actually love it and share it with others. Let’s take a closer look into the 10 rules of creating an impressive infographic.
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Begin by identifying your overall goal. Are you trying to build your brand? Do you want your infographic to educate or entertain your readers? Once you’re aware of your intended goal, you can ascertain the kind of information, data, graphs, charts, and images you want included in your infographic.
You should know your target audience. Who are you talking to? What language does your audience use? What do your readers care about? When you fully understand your intended audience you know exactly what to say and what type of language you should utilize in your infographic.
Infographics are usually created around a story or message. You therefore need to create a story surrounding a central idea to help create an effective infographic. In order to have your infographic stand out from other infographics you need to remain relevant and talk about something new. Remember to keep it short and simple as most readers will spend only 3 minutes reading an infographic.
Where should you obtain your data from? Research based information is collected from various perspectives to help create an interesting infographic. Data can be obtained from your competitor’s data, public data, internal data from the company, social data, and statistics. Don’t forget to write an interesting conclusion and site your sources.
Since 90% of people view infographics that have a header and title which captures their attention, your header needs to be persuasive in nature. Your design needs to be appealing to the eye. Remember that your design should help comprehension so highlight important words and data.
Going viral is very important as you need to choose the right social channels to help increase the popularity of your infographic. You should now be able to create a cool, effective, and viral infographic to share with online communities all around the world.