8 Steps to Create an Infographic

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8 Steps to Create an Infographic via Michael Biondo of Mainstreethost
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8 STEPS TO CREATE AN INFOGRAPHIC 1. Pick a Topic / Collect Data There are many data sources available, such as Google public data, which is a great starting point for data collection. Advertising-Agriculture-Antiques-Architecture-Arts & Crafts-Automotive-Aviation-Books-Chemicals-Collectibles- Communications & Media-Computers-Consulting-Design-Disabilities-Education-Electronics-Employment-Entertainment- Fashion-Financing-Food-Gambling-Games-Government-Health-Hobbies-Home & Garden-Hospitality-Information-Jewelry- Jewelry-Law-Music-Parenting-Retail-Real Estate-Religion RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Retail Management-Science-Security-Software-Sports-Telecommunication-Transportation-Travel-Video-Weather. 2. Find References for Your Material Over 80% of visual is related to color, which conveys information and provides the user with other operational benefits such as a unique identity. 3. Research Infographics are data driven, visual pieces of content. In addition to researching your data, take some time to research your target audience and find ways to effectively market your content to them. 4. Select an Artist or Designer Since infographics are intended to provide useful information or data in a visual manner, selecting an artist and/or designer is a crucial step in the infographic creation process. An artist or designer will possess the skills necessary to take your data and transform it into a visually-friendly piece of content aka, data visualization. 5. Choose a Design The decision of your infrgraphic can make or break your visual content piece. Your designer will provide the background, color scheme, inventive graphs for statistics, etc. Appeal to your target audience. 6. Layout Your Information Laying out your information is a critical step in the infographic creation process. The designer will make sure your layout is well organized and free of clutter. 7. Generate Your Infographic Now it's time to assemble your infographic. Similar to other forms of content creation, you must analyze content and design elements. Expect to put your infographic through an extensive editing pocess. 8. Share Your Knowledge With the World Now that your infographic is complete, share your work with the world via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and visual.ly. Make sure your infographic is readily shareble by your audience. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: 80% Google, Bing, Yahoo - Select an Artist or Designer 42% Google, Bing, Yahoo SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE WORLD: t: f: visual.ly: P