Designing Graphics Strategic Planning for Visual Information in your Formal Report Preplanning Your Graphics Choose the type of graphic and know why that type was chosen Know how it will benefit your document (be as specific as possible) Know how it will be helpful to readers
Strategic Planning for Visual Information in your Formal Report
Describing the components of a program's implementation.
Displaying pre- and post-test results.
Presenting correlations or comparisons.Tables
Any set of figures that needs to be shown over time.
Results from two or more groups compared over time.
Data trends over time.Line Graphs
The activity of one thing through time.
Several categories of results at once.
Data sets with few observations.Bar Graphs
The component parts of a whole in percentages.
Budget, geographic or population analysis.Pie Charts
Ideas, facts, priorities and processes.
Where things are located or how they work.
Relationships when quantitative information is not the primary focus.Diagrams
Diagram Example(Not actual data)
Document exact conditions
Highlight relevant information while excluding the irrelevantPhotographs or Drawings