15 Common Infographic Design Mistakes
Infographics are a great way to present data in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand format. However, if not done correctly, they can be confusing and ineffective. Here are 15 common mistakes to avoid when creating infographics.
1) Incorrect or Weak Data Visualization
As data visualization geeks, this might be our biggest pet peeve in infographics. Poor data visualization can lead to misinterpretation of the data, which can be damaging to your message. Make sure you use the right chart types for the data you’re presenting and that the visuals are easy to understand.
2) Endless Length
No one wants to read an endless infographic. Keep your infographics short and sweet, and only include the most important information. Too much information can be overwhelming and will make it difficult for readers to digest.
3) Visual Clutter
Too many visuals can make an infographic look cluttered and unprofessional. Stick to one or two visuals per section and make sure they are visually appealing and easy to understand.
4) No Visual Language
Your infographic should have a consistent visual language throughout. This means using the same font, colors, and design elements throughout the infographic. This will help create a cohesive and professional look.
5) Too Much Typography
Too much typography can make an infographic look cluttered and hard to read. Stick to one or two fonts and use them consistently throughout the infographic.
6) No Clear Hierarchy
An infographic should have a clear hierarchy of information. This means that the most important information should be at the top and the least important information should be at the bottom. This will help readers quickly find the information they’re looking for.
7) Insane Colors
Using too many colors can make an infographic look chaotic and unprofessional. Stick to a few colors and use them consistently throughout the infographic.
8) Crazy Copy
Using too much copy can make an infographic look cluttered and overwhelming. Stick to short, concise copy and make sure it’s easy to read.
Apsar Ali is a passionate graphic designer and the founder of Grafixfather.com. With over 5 years of experience in the design industry, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with his readers.