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6 Common Errors in Creating an Infographic and How to Avoid Them


June 3 2023 - You've been looking at infographics on the news, internet, or in various publications and think, "I think we need one of these too." You get to work and start making one but your idea turns out to be a dud or a train wreck. What did you do wrong?

An infographic is useless if it doesn't convey the idea behind it. Also, you only have two seconds for someone to catch their attention. For the infographic to be well-received, you need to avoid common errors in creating an infographic. To learn how to create an infographic that doesn't sink your ship, read on.

1. Information Overload

When you include an excessive amount of information in your chart, it can be difficult for readers to comprehend what the primary focus of the chart is. To prevent this from happening, you should zero in on a single central statement or idea and include only the most vital evidence that backs it up.

2. Lack of Visual Hierarchy

It is important for infographics to have a distinct visual hierarchy that makes it easy for readers to comprehend how the information is organized. Build a hierarchy by employing size, color, and placement to call attention to the most significant aspects of the information and guide the viewer's eye through it.

3. Poor Typography Choices

Your infographic may become less readable and have less of an impact if you use fonts for infographics that are difficult to read. Choose fonts for text on infographics that is easy to read, reflect the vibe and aesthetic of the infographic as a whole, and complement one another.

4. Inconsistent Visual Style

For the infographic to have a polished and professional appearance, it is essential to keep the visual style consistent across the entire document. To produce a design that is unified and consistent throughout, this could help. Remember to also use the same color palette, typeface, and visual components throughout.

5. Inaccurate or Misleading Data

The credibility of your infographic could be damaged if you presented data that was either wrong or deceptive. Check all of the data, facts, and statistics that you have to make sure they are accurate, and make sure that you cite credible sources. Indicate very specifically where you got your data from so that people may trust it.

6. Lack of White Space

Overcrowding an infographic with too many elements can make it cluttered and difficult to understand. Incorporate ample white space around the text, images, and other elements to create breathing room and improve readability. White space also helps to direct the viewer's attention and highlight key information.

Avoid These Errors in Creating an Infographic

Creating the perfect infographic increases its chances of success. By avoiding common errors in creating an infographic such as information overload or a lack of visual hierarchy, your infographic will be more eye-catching and invaluable to viewers. Leverage the helpful techniques we have discussed, and you will be well on your way to creating a professional and effective infographic. Get started now!

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