Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tips for Understanding an Infographic

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When you look at an inforgraphic, you need to make sure that you know how to read it properly. If you are unfamiliar with it, it might not make much sense, and you could even come to conclusions that are not an accurate portrayal of what the image is telling you. In the world of business, this could cause you to spend too much money or push the wrong products into production, so you can see that understanding the graphic is vital for your company.

The best thing to do is to read the key or the legend that goes with it. What do the various colors represent? How is the graphic laid out? For example, is it designed as a bar graph that shows you the monthly sales figures, or is it really showing you the total revenue, regardless of the amount of sales? If so, is it taking into account what you had to spend to get to that point, or is that on another graphic image? A small mistake could cost you a lot, so make sure that you start with the legend and find out what it is really telling you, never just assuming that you know what it means.

It is also important to read anything on the image that has been labeled. Again, assuming that you know what different things represent can lead to huge problems. Skim over the labels so that you know how it is laid out and then double check when you are done.

Football Traditions Infographic

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