A Guide to Infographic Elements

A Guide to Infographic Elements

When it comes to visualizing data, it’s important to pick the right graph and the right kind of data range. Make it too detailed, and information gets lost and the reader leaves confused. Too simplified, and your data’s integrity is weakened.

Choosing the right infographic element shouldn’t be an art but common sense. After all, it’s an infographic – readers should get the gist of things at first glance and not have to get crossed-eyed in making sense of things.

Line Graphs

Ideal for showing trends, line graphs need a continuous variable, such as time, to make sense. They show relationships better than tables do and make correlating variables easily identifiable.

Avoid line graphs if there’s either too little or too much variation in values. Keep in mind when comparing different sets of data, too many lines spoil the element.

Bar Charts

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