Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a legend for the relationship lines, part of Infographics: Visualizing Relationships.
We're in the middle of recreating a radial chart, a visualization of the many…relationships between different investors and different social networks.…We've got a wireframe and labels for all of the characters, and we're going to…connect them with lines to demonstrate their relationships.…But before we start drawing relationship lines all willy-nilly, we're going to…come up with an illustrate a legend…so we can draw everything with the right colors the first time around.…This way we won't have to go back and change everything, and we'll make it easy…on the reader to figure out what's going on in this complicated graph.…
So I'm going to zoom in and show you the legend.…You'll see here in the top-right corner this box has the six colors indicating…what the lines meaning.…In our infographic we're going to draw these lines to show who is connected to…whom, but we want to color-code our lines, so we can tell what kind of…relationship is had between them.…Now let's go see where we got this information, so we can recreate this legend.…
- 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