What Makes A Great Infographic?

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What makes an infographic “good?”  Well, first you have to have a good idea, and then you have to think about the content, the flow, the color, the image, and the data.  “Anatomy of an Infographic” explains these pieces really well.

This morning, I noticed a “Top Presentation of the Day” can also help us design stronger, more powerful infographics:

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I have seen my share of poorly designed infographics.  As always, I think we can use David McCandless’ model as a guide to determine whether or not we’re doing things correctly:

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Do you design your own infographics?  What advice do you use to create strong data visualizations?

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