For my Design Methods class we had to create an infographic on a topic of our choosing. I have past experience with Taekwondo, so I decided to illustrate my infographic on it.
Since my vision for my infographic was to be displayed in police stations, I wanted to go with a police style color scheme. I chose various shades of red,white, blue, and yellow. Also, since being inspired by the police, I wanted to use the font the police caution-tapes use. So after researching, I found that they used the Futura typeface.
For my layout of the infographic, I decided to go with the vertical view. I wanted the audience’s eyes to travel down the page to read each self-defense move one by one. I also wanted the title to be the first thing people read at the top so that why I put the title at the top. I wanted the reader to add more of a design element to the overall infographic, so I put a border around it with the words attention. I was inspired by police caution tape for this. I decided to go with a dark blue background so that the information stands out.
For the overall information, I decided to go with basic illustrations. I chose yellow for the parts of the body that would inflict the defense so that it would stand out against the blue and red color. I decided to do up-close pictures of the movements as well so the viewer can distinguish what the hand or foot is suppose to look like when it is in that form. I numbered each movement to incorporate more graphics. Also, for tips I decided to incorporate a graphic of an exclamation mark to engage the viewer’s attention into reading the tip. For the name of the moves, such as Palm Heel Strike, I decided to incorporate the yellow box elements again to make them stand out. I wanted to keep the information short since I wanted the viewer to mainly focus on the movement itself. For the unsymmetrical yellow lines, I styled them in that way because I wanted them to give movement to the infographic for the viewer’s eyes.