Infographics and Job Aids – a perfect match
Job aids are kind of a cheat sheet to support your employees in dealing with the most common pieces of information or processes they’re likely to encounter in an average work day. They can also be used to help your employees prepare for these tasks, or with any follow-up procedures relating to those tasks.
You don’t want to overload your job aid with minutiae, because they’re meant to be easily read, quick reference guides. This is where infographics come in. Infographics are invaluable in visually conveying data or information in as succinct a way as possible. Graphics are processed by human brain 60% faster than text, and increases retention by 42%! Presenting your job aid information in the form of an infographic is a natural fit.
If you’re considering using infographics to plan your job aid, here are some tips on getting started.
Decide how your information flow will be organized
Keep your message consistent
Focus on the main points, and highlight key takeaways
Describe each point in a single sentence, if possible
If there is data, present it in the form or charts or graphs
Keep other graphics and images relevant
This is the fun and challenge of creating data visualization and infographics!