Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Determining what to visualize, part of Infographics: Planning and Wireframing.
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When you look at the final version of an infographic, like the one we'll be…studying in this lesson, you can obviously learn a lot from what's illustrated…in the graphic; that's the point of an infographic.…But as a designer, you're always making decisions on what not to illustrate as well.…As is often the case in creative work, less is usually more when it comes to infographics.…In this video, I want to talk from a high level about how to determine what to visualize.…In many cases as a designer, you will be handed a stack of research, and asked to illustrate it.…In some cases, you'll be asked to do additional research yourself. Either way,…it's important to think of infographics as essentially journalism mashed…together with design.…
You're taking research and data, and displaying it in a way that is accessible to…a larger audience to learn from.…As such, the research behind your infographics should be rigorous and ethical.…You should always use primary sources, so sources where the research was…
- Planning a wireframe
- Finding stories in the data
- Choosing the right visualizations
- Planning the dimensions of the infographic