Designing a WWC-SWAT Infographic
QIP worked closely with subject matter experts to develop the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) infographic that explains how WWC practice guides can help educators.
The WWC provides educators with information needed to make evidence-based decisions by providing reviews of existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education.
QIP worked closely with the client to identify relevant content for the infographic, How Can the WWC Practice Guides Help Teachers? Once the content was identified, QIP worked to distill the information and make it accessible to a lay audience using plain language best practices. The content identified focuses on what practice guides are, what is included in each practice guide, and how teachers can use them to answer questions.
QIP worked closely with subject matter experts to identify relevant content for the infographic.
In conjunction with the content being established, QIP’s team of designers developed a design that was consistent with WWC branding and organized a lot of information in a clean, easily readable format. The one-page infographic was designed using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
With basic content and design in hand, our designers worked closely with the client’s subject matter experts to generate several iterations of the infographic. Several rounds of review occurred, making adjustments to the design of the infographic and the organization of the text. Edits were made to both the text and the design to ensure proper messaging, use of plain language, and a visually appealing final product.
Once the infographic was approved, QIP’s design team made a final high-resolution version of the infographic in JPG and PDF form. QIP’s team made the infographic compliant with Section 508 of the Disabilities Act to ensure that it is accessible to users with disabilities.
The WWC infographic How Can the WWC Practice Guides Help Teachers? serves as a quick guide for teachers interested in using practice guides to support their work. The ultimate goal of this infographic is to provide information in an organized, concise, and visually engaging way so that teachers have everything they need to start using the WWC practice guides.