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Sarah Hunt shares 3 ways to design an infographic that stands out from the crowd. With the growth of data-driven news sites, infographics are becoming easier to create. That doesn’t necessarily translate into good design. We won’t shame anyone here, because everyone has the right to experiment. But just do a web search for “worst infographics ever.” The results will give you a sense of how infographics — which, by their nature, should clarify data — go terribly, terribly wrong.

Sarah’s “FIRED” method helps avert disaster by assessing the quality of the design as a first step. She then points to tools like Edge Animate, features like CSS Shapes, and infographic services that collect and evaluate the underlying data.

3 ways to design an infographic that stands out from the crowd is a quick read, a little rocket to get you started. And if the article inspires you to do an infographic, share it with us here or on Twitter.

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