A comparison infographic is a great tool to compare and contrast two or more elements. It is very useful in Life sciences to compare different species,  treatment and control groups in an experiment, diseases progression and so on. But how to create a successfully comparison infographic? I selected a few examples to explain. Also, all these templates are available on mind the graph, you can start from them and adapt to fit your needs.

03 topics to pay attention when you are building a comparison infographic

    • Alignment

The elements must be on the same level, size and position. Otherwise your readers can find difficulty to compare the elements. Whether it’s two or three elements, you should put everything symmetrical.

Look at these examples:

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  • A clear division

You can use colors and boxes to split the content. If you want a clean and minimalistic infographic, you can choose darker or lighter shades of color. You can use contrastant colors as well to compare very contrastant things.  Just pay attention to NOT pollute your graphical abstracts using not-matching colors.

Look at these examples:

    • Consistency

 Stay consistent using the same kind of elements. You must combine the size, view and position of the elements you are using. Don’t choose a illustration that not match with the others. You need to create a pattern with the illustrations, colors, font type and size.

That is why all illustrations on mind the graph have the same pattern, you can combine the illustrations you want and make a harmonic infographic.

Look at these examples:

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