Summary: This article explains how Infographics need to be prepared and the technical requirements expected for this item type.
What are infographics?
Infographics are visual representations of data or information intended to present that information quickly and clearly. They should help the user illuminate the data, not just decorate it.
Following are some of the types of infographics that can be included:
- Charts – Pie charts, column charts, etc.
- Graphs – Line graphs, area graphs, etc.
- Maps – Locator maps, heat maps, etc.
Your Infographics can contain – Charts with editable data, maps, icons, labels, markers, text blocks, call-outs, simple illustrations, and interface elements.
- Must be 100% editable vector files in EPS or AI format.
- Files must be easy to edit. If the data is not “live” (i.e., editable using the Graph tool in Illustrator), the elements should be easy to modify. For example, a line chart should be made of unfilled vector paths, not outlined strokes.
- Files should have a consistent visual style throughout.
- Files should be well organized, with logical groups and layers.
- Text should be left “live” and editable.
- Minimum text size is 6 points.
- Items should contain a help file.
Example 1: Illustrator’s Graph tool with live data.
Example 2: Line graph - A single, unfilled path is easier to edit than an outlined shape.
Items should include instructions advising the customer of any advanced features. For example, most customers know how to edit text, but many do not know how to edit graph data.
Please note non-standard fonts should be documented in the help file with links.