Pre-Submission Infographic Checklist

Overall

  • My title is clear and concise.
  • My name is on my infographic.
  • All my data sources are listed (not as URL) and contains the organization and the name of the survey, study, data table, or article.
  • Unfamiliar terms, both technical and non-technical, and abbreviations are identified and defined.
  • My infographic is not text-heavy.
  • The text used is concise and supports my graphs, charts, and data visualizations without re-explaining them.

Data Representations

  • All my graphs, charts, and data visualizations have labeled axes and relevant titles and make sense on their own outside the context of my infographic.
  • The units (kilograms, milligrams, centimeters, meters, per 10,000 people, average, percent, count) are correct and visible on my graphs, charts, and data visualizations.
  • Every data representation makes sense, is necessary, and fully supports my claim.
  • The data trends are clearly visible without having to make assumptions.
  • The type of graph, chart, and data visualization I used clearly presents the data relationship that supports my claim.

Design

  • The image and text colors are easily visible with good contrast against the background.
  • The layout of the text and visual elements directs the eyes in a logical path of revealing support for my claim.
  • The fonts used are legible (not stylized), and readable from 5 feet away (when printed).
  • The colors are appropriate for the topic, and graphics are not used as decorations.