Text information that will reside in my Infographic in one way or another:
Wear loose and comfortable workout attire. Your shoes should be 1/2" longer than your feet to assure the most comfortable fit.
Great way to spike your heart-rate and body temperature, preparing you for your workout. Use a 9' rope if you are under 5'10" and use a 10' rope if you are 5'11" or taller.
Carry a water bottle with you while exercising to keep your body well hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 cups of water daily to avoid dehydration. Water helps shed fat and helps your muscles function more effectively.
Running increases your heart-rate, causing you to burn calories and to lose weight. Running about 20 minutes (2-3 miles) is enough to spike your metabolism.
Weight lifting improves muscle flexibility, firmness, and tone. It also gives you strength, energy, and confidence. Complete at least 8-10 reps (or until you reach muscle failure) on each of your exercises.
While working your core muscles, you can not only stretch your whole body, but increase your flexibility and balance. Use a ball with a height of 18" to 30" and focus on your form.
After your workout, weigh yourself to track your body's progress and development. In order to lose 1lb. of body fat, you must burn 3,500 calories.
To see better results from your hard work, take supplements to keep your muscles fueled. As an essential building block for muscle, taking about 40 grams of protein after each workout is recommended.
Final Rough Draft of Infographic
Horizontal Format Infographic Idea
Handmade Infographic Idea with Watch
Initial Rough Sketches
Graphic Organizer for Initial Planning
Now that I have developed a strong, cohesive, and clean set of icons to work with, I am trying to figure out how to display them in an informational graphic that pertains to a series of 3 magazine spreads. The final infographic will be approximately 1 full spread. I want it to consist of graphic devices, important facts/tips, and a graphic that shows the breakdown of a 60 minute Body Sculpting Workout. I am going to incorporate several levels of information so that it is educational and interesting, but also very legible. I have researched lots of magazines and internet articles to gather the text for my infographic.
Some of the criteria for this project are: Clearly state the graphic's purpose. Use comparison. Provide context. Establish several levels of read (from fine detail to broad overview). Clear and thorough labeling that eliminates distortion and ambiguity. Closely integrate verbal description with the visual representation. Employ graphic devices to enhance information understanding and retention. Allow the information to yield the form (not force the info into arbitrary form). Viewers should think about the data displayed, not the display of the data.