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10 Steps to Creating an Infographic

10 Steps to Creating an Infographic
A Practical Guide for Non-designers

October 2023 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This book provides step-by-step guidance for developing high-quality infographics. Practical in its approach, 10 Steps to Creating an Infographic: A Practical Guide for Non-designers outlines a user-friendly process for developing infographics with a clearly defined purpose and powerful message. The book’s “how-to” approach makes infographic creation accessible for anyone who doesn’t have a background in graphic design or a budget for a graphic designer. Author Stephanie B. Wilkerson breaks down the complex task into a series of steps and models each step through a book-long example of the evolution of an infographic. Through this, and other examples presented throughout the book, readers will learn about infographic best practices and tips, as well guidance for avoiding design pitfalls. 

Part 1: Crafting a Powerful Message
Chapter 1 - Step 1: Identify Your Audience (“the Who”)
Chapter 2 - Step 2: Clarify the Purpose (“the Why”)
Chapter 3 - Step 3: Create the Story (“the What”)
Part 2: Designing a Visual Story
Chapter 4 - Step 4: Identify Visuals and Data
Chapter 5 - Step 5: Select a Layout
Chapter 6 - Step 6: Choose Design Elements
Chapter 7 - Step 7: Sketch Your Ideas
Part 3: Bringing the Infographic to Life
Chapter 8 - Step 8: Draft the Infographic
Chapter 9 - Step 9: Review the Infographic
Chapter 10 - Step 10: Revise, Finalize, and Share

A must have guide to understanding and applying infographics to research and evaluation findings.

Marisa Beeble
Michigan State University

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