Infographics design

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A semi-academic and practical approach to the planning and design of infographics. A lecture for the multimedia programme at EASJ / ZIBAT Campus Slagelse. http://easj.dk/?p=1142
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Infographics design

  1. Infographics DesignBest Practice Approaches
  2. Infographics Design1 The Content > Formalities of Codifications2 The Grid > The Style of the Space3 The Typography > The Style of the Form
  3. Infographics Design 1 The Content > Formalities of Codifications Examples > ask and find out:1 · a What is the objective of the information? Boil down the facts. What is need to know/nice to know?1 · b What are the codifications of references Always state the source of your information. I could be displayed in small text next to your infographics design.1 · c Can people understand your graphics? Test if people can read and understand your graphics.
  4. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space Examples > ask and find out:2 · a How to make a well defined layout grid?2 · b What is the best information structure?
  5. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b How to make a well defined layout grid? FromSketchTo Grid Picture Source: http://www.planetdamage.com/2012/07/30/infographics-how-to-markets-tablets-and-whatnot-tablet2cases/
  6. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b What is the best information structure? Edward Tufte is a famous expert ininformation Design (see link) Picture Source: http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a?topic_id=1
  7. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space2 · b What is the best information structure?Small Picture Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/11/25-useful-data-visualization-and-infographics-resources/
  8. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space2 · b What is the best information structure? Big Picture Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/11/25-useful-data-visualization-and-infographics-resources/
  9. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b What is the best information structure?With a twist Picture Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/11/25-useful-data-visualization-and-infographics-resources/
  10. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b What is the best information structure?Simple and elegant Picture Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Drunk-Driving-Infographic/361689
  11. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b What is the best information structure?Simple and elegant Picture Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Drunk-Driving-Infographic/361689
  12. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · b What is the best information structure? Applied tothe graphic design of the media Picture Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Fedora/88934
  13. Infographics Design 2 The Grid > The Style of the Space 2 · c What is the best information structure? Let magazinesinspire you A bit riskywith black backdrop, But for some info pages it adds a break tothe flow of the text. Picture Source: http://vi.sualize.us/annual_2007_catapult_design_typography_grid_annual_report_picture_xirT.html
  14. Infographics Design 3 The Typography > The Style of the Form Examples > ask and find out:3 · a Benefits of serif fonts vs. non serif fonts?3 · b The variation of the font family?3 · c The connotation of the font?
  15. Infographics Design 3 The Typography > The Style of the Form3 · a Benefits of serif fonts vs. non serif fonts? Picture Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/04/best-practices-of-combining-typefaces/
  16. Infographics Design 3 The Typography > The Style of the Form3 · b The variation of the font family? Picture Source: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/04/best-practices-of-combining-typefaces/
  17. Infographics Design 3 The Typography > The Style of the Form3 · c The connotation of the font? Picture Source: http://blog.typekit.com/category/new-fonts/page/3/ & http://typographica.org/typeface-reviews/expo-serif/
  18. Infographics Design Content Grid Typography
  19. Infographics DesignGood ResourcesKim Pedersen & Anders Kidmose (1993): David McCandless (2010):In Black and White. Information is beautiful.An r&d Report on Typography and Legibility. Collins.The Graphic College of Denmark.(A publication in both Danish and English. Orig.: Sortpå hvidt. En udviklingsrapport om typografi og læselighed. Links:Den Grafiske Højskole 1993) http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/11/25-Hartmut Stöckl (2005): useful-data-visualization-and-infographics-“Typography: body and dress of a text – a signing resources/mode between language and image.” In VisualCommunication 4, 2005. http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/adobe- illustrator/create-cool-infographics/Edward Tufte (2001):The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.Graphics Press USA. 2nd edition. And for web:Robert Bringhurst (2008 ed.) http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/09/applyThe Elements of Typographic Style. ing-mathematics-to-web-design/Hartley & Marks Publishers. http://webtypography.net/ http://fontdeck.com/

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