The 7½ steps to successful infographics by Sarah Slobin

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I had a chance to work with Sarah when I was an intern at The New York Times in 2006. I later became a graphics editor in the business section when she left to go to Fortune Magazine. Although my experience with Sarah was brief, I heard many good things about her from the people she were in charge of at the business graphics desk. Sarah, with over 20 years of experience, wrote this entertaining and detailed guide to designing successful infographics. The guide reveals all the intricacies of creating an infographics, from idea generation through data gathering and finally, design of the final product. Sarah in her own words:

You know when you’ve been doing something for a long time and it gets ingrained? For me, that’s infographics. I’ve created a lot of chartage over the last 20 years…

…So here I am, pulling over. I’m going to deconstruct some of what I know and share my 7 ½ Secrets to Successful Infographics. Get comfortable. Get a cup of coffee. (Get me one while you’re at it?) Feel free to read this in any order you like. Or if you’re lazy, I mean busy, just read some of it. But keep this link around, because you never know…

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