Infographic: Car Wash

I created this project for fun and to test out the tools available in Piktochart. I created a blog post reviewing Piktochart, you can view this here.

Planning and Development

I was inspired to create this poster after seeing a set of instructions at a car wash. In the above gallery I have included a photo of the original instructions as a comparison. I decided to use Piktochart for this redesign.

Techniques

I used a Piktochart template as a base and made various alterations, I liked the Piktochart template as when I was redesigning the poster in my head (as you do!) I could imagine there being a defined number of steps, obvious to the user, presented in a line.

When I was reading the car wash instructions I realised that important information was lost inside the guidelines for use. The original instructions also state that the car wash cannot be used if you’re driving a pick-up truck or a convertible, I decided that this information should be the first information the user should see. To most people this information is obvious, however the user may not see this and purchase a ticket before realising they cannot use it.

I decided that the advisories should be placed after the “do not use” instructions, followed by the warnings. I decided that the driving instructions should be made smaller than the rest of the instructions – this was personal preference. I have to admit that I’ve never read the driving instructions for a car wash and I doubt many people have! Therefore I decided that this information needed to be included, but not be the focus of the poster.

Summary

I enjoyed learning a new tool and redesigning the instructional car wash poster. Things I could have done differently? I could have designed this myself in PowerPoint, Word or FrameMaker, but really wanted to test out Piktochart and see what it had to offer. I didn’t want to change too much of the text from the original poster, as most of it was relevant and didn’t need rewording.  Overall I was happy with the end result. 

Skills Demonstrated
  • Design skills
  • Technical communication skills
Tools Used
  • Piktochart – Minamalist 2 template

You can access the final version of this instructional poster here.