1. Find good and clean data.
You might want to consider getting a partner to provide interesting data/graphics. Good.is, one of the best sources of infographics online currently have very interesting collaborations:
- Deeplocal is post-digital shop that helps brands create remarkable experiences that bridge the online and physical worlds.
- UPS is an international courier delivery service, they come up with a number of infographics
- Column Five Media is a graphic, content and branding agency based in USA
- HyperAkt is a graphic and branding agency, for social good
- Kiss Me I’m Polish is a creative studio specializing in interactive, brand identity and editorial design
- Universities are also a good place to go to for data collaboration- e.g. University of Phoenix
2. Start pulling your data sets together and polishing them, remove the redundancies and elaborate more on the data points which will tell your story. The most important is to come back to square one: What is the one piece of information you want your readers to walk away with?
3. Put your data into an Excel/Numbers/whatever other chart you are comfortable with using
4. Piece all the information together, find relevant ways to visualize data and put in short annotations so that everyone understands the story you are going in about.
If all of the above work, then you should piece yourself a wonderful infographic, like this one below. Piktochart helps you by providing you guides to think about your story, data and graphics. No design skills needed, as they say!