These are some very rough ideas of what I might start off with for my infographics layout…
In all of these ideas I would like to further develop how I show the measurements of the ingredients. Possibly place them in a specific order or way that is more interesting than just listing the measurements. I also want to point out that the squares indicating the steps will probably be larger in the actual, final infographic I do than in the following sketches.
1) This first idea I had was to create a visual in the centre and put the process around this visual. With the infographic being about how to make pancakes the obvious choice for the centre image was a stack of pancakes. This tells the viewer at a glance what the subject of the infographic is. I like this idea but would still have to develop it a bit more.
2) I used the same idea of the stack of pancakes in the centre, however placed the ingredients on the left side of the infographic and placing the steps slightly differently around the main image. I think if I were to go with this sort of layout it will need a lot of work and I don’t think the steps set out this way is as effective in showing a process. I may scratch this option when deciding upon a final layout.
3) In this idea I decided to base the whole process inside the image of the stack of pancakes. I want to make the baker’s hat much larger for the ingredients, though not as large as the pancake stack as I don’t want it to detract from the main message. I think there is an adequate use of whitespace but I’m still unsure exactly how to place the images for each step in each pancake. I will work on how to do this once I decide on what layout I will refine. I think this idea could work out nicely.
4) I followed a basic step-by-step layout in this idea, using the rule of thirds. I feel as though the ingredients are squashed up at the top and would definitely need to find another way to display this information if I were to use this layout as a starting point. Like the last idea I feel as though there is a good amount of whitespace used here however I don’t know whether the baker’s hat is the right main image compared to the stack of pancakes…