Organizing Your Research in 5 Easy Steps

Organizing Your Research in 5 Easy Steps

One of the most important steps in creating an infographic is organizing your research. As an infographic designer, your job is to take a tremendous amount of information, data and stories, and boil them down to visual concepts that your reader can easily understand. This means you need to know more about your subject than you end up putting into your infographic: knowing the context of your data is as important as how you visualize it.

To gain an understanding of that context, you need to gather all of that information. There is something important in seeing your data, research and notes, all in one place.

1. Building up your research

My first step when I think about an idea for an infographic is to perform some boilerplate Google searches about the subject. Take the Inequality in America interactive. (You can see my notes here.)

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