Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging your characters around the circle, part of Infographics: Visualizing Relationships.
In this video, we are going to arrange the characters for our radial…relationship chart around our wireframe's circle in a way that lets us…visualize each group as a whole, while making room for each label to fit in its own section.…Since we're working with a vertical canvas and horizontal labels, we will have…to get creative with our spacing.…There are two considerations for the arrangement within each group:…How many connections does each character have with others and how big is the label itself?…These will both affect where we put them.…In this case, we aren't really concerned with the order of the characters by…size, as I'd like to have the lines appear a little random.…
But in some cases, you'll want to start from small to large, or you will want…to have the characters with the largest number of relationships in the center of their groups.…Now I'm going to zoom in so we can arrange these characters.…We are going to use the Move tool to group, link, and drag multiple layers…around our labels easily.…
- Setting the stage for a circle relationship visualization
- Using space to organize the infographic
- Drawing relationship lines with the Pen tool
- Adjusting the curvature and transparency of lines
- Adding directional arrows