When the exact amount is not as important as overall trends
Label goes below graphic
Anything non-pictorial (eg tables)
When the exact amount matters
Label goes above graphic
Tips for Illustrations
Never present a graphic in isolation: mention it/refer to it in the text as well
Graphics should illustrate important points
Graphics add interest
Visuals should not overwhelm the document
Visuals should not be larger than ½ a page and should never be an entire page on their own
All illustrations must have labels
Report Scenario #1
A report on Homelessness in Victoria that includes relative numbers of homeless in Victoria vs. number of shelter beds in the last 5 years and suggestions for improvements.
Report Scenario #2
A report on children in care, including the number of children in care in BC vs. number of children of First Nations heritage in care in the last 5 years and suggestions for improvements.
Report Scenario # 3
A report on the relationship between traumatic brain injury and homelessness or incarceration and suggestions for improvements.
Report Scenario # 4
An analysis report recommending to your co-workers the best services available through Charitable, Provincial, Federal, Municipal, and Band organizations. Indicate which service organizations are best for clients with one of the following issues: