I N F O G R A P H I C SI N F O G R A P H I C S
The earliest humans on the planet
shared information in pictures that
were carved and painted on rocks and
caves.
Maximum information in minimum space
Your first Twitter competition:
Who might need an infographic?
Infographics are best used when...
● You need to communicate quickly
● A verbal or written account is too complicated–
or ...
Sometimes an infographic tells
the story faster and better than
words.
The Art of Cutting to the Chase
Consider the difference
Text Version:
A recent poll showed
that 20 percent of the
residents in Precinct A
voted for candid...
Infographics can tell a deeper,
broader, and evolving story better
than raw data alone.
Infographic: A History of Social Media
Types of infographics
• Sequences
• Maps
• Diagrams
• Charts and Graphs
Text Boxes
• Bio-box
• Quick Tips
• Fact Box
• Ordinal Lists
• Compare-Contrast
• Pro-Con
• Outlines
• Ratings
• Rankings
...
Your second Twitter competition:
What are the five types of
infographics?
Specialized Infographics
Dynamically-generated
Automatically update
themselves as new
data is collected and
added to the source
Multimedia
Graphics packages
Infographic ethics
● Never reproduce someone else’s graphic without permission
● Use credible sources and always credit your sources
● Inform...
Charts can lie
Designing infogrpahics
Parts of an infographic
• Headline – Make it big, bold, and clear
• Explainer – A block of text that explains the graphic
...
Key points to successful design
• Thoroughly research your topic
beforehand
• Group related items
• Compatible design sche...
Your last assignment:
Tweet me @RubyAria with your
pie chart of the four
artists/songs you can’t get
enough of currently
C...
Thank you!
Enjoy your treats :)
Images courtesy of:
• Guide to coffee
• World Map
• Evolution
• Aquiziam
• Too Much Iron
• Edudemic
• Nikon Rumors
• Rebec...
Works Cited
Golombisky, Kim, and Hagen,
Rebecca. White Space is Not Your
Enemy. Indiana: Taylor & Francis.
2013. Print.
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Presenting Infographics by Ruby Aria

  1. 1. I N F O G R A P H I C SI N F O G R A P H I C S
  2. 2. The earliest humans on the planet shared information in pictures that were carved and painted on rocks and caves.
  3. 3. Maximum information in minimum space
  4. 4. Your first Twitter competition: Who might need an infographic?
  5. 5. Infographics are best used when... ● You need to communicate quickly ● A verbal or written account is too complicated– or tedious–for comprehension ● Your audience can’t hear or read well–or at all
  6. 6. Sometimes an infographic tells the story faster and better than words.
  7. 7. The Art of Cutting to the Chase
  8. 8. Consider the difference Text Version: A recent poll showed that 20 percent of the residents in Precinct A voted for candidate Smith, 10 percent voted for candidate Jones, 65 percent voted for candidate Doe, and 5 percent vote for candidate Lee. How they voted in precinct A
  9. 9. Infographics can tell a deeper, broader, and evolving story better than raw data alone.
  10. 10. Infographic: A History of Social Media
  11. 11. Types of infographics • Sequences • Maps • Diagrams • Charts and Graphs
  12. 12. Text Boxes • Bio-box • Quick Tips • Fact Box • Ordinal Lists • Compare-Contrast • Pro-Con • Outlines • Ratings • Rankings • Scores • Before-After
  13. 13. Your second Twitter competition: What are the five types of infographics?
  14. 14. Specialized Infographics
  15. 15. Dynamically-generated Automatically update themselves as new data is collected and added to the source
  16. 16. Multimedia
  17. 17. Graphics packages
  18. 18. Infographic ethics
  19. 19. ● Never reproduce someone else’s graphic without permission ● Use credible sources and always credit your sources ● Information, not fiction–stick to the facts ● Statistics can be flawed if you present them incorrectly–be extra careful when dealing with numbers ● If you didn’t collect the data for your infographic, put on a skeptical hat and track down the original study
  20. 20. Charts can lie
  21. 21. Designing infogrpahics
  22. 22. Parts of an infographic • Headline – Make it big, bold, and clear • Explainer – A block of text that explains the graphic • Callouts – Labels providing details about specific elements • Source line – Identifies the origin of your data • Byline – Credit to the infographic artist
  23. 23. Key points to successful design • Thoroughly research your topic beforehand • Group related items • Compatible design scheme • Color is your greatest ally • Keep it professional, no ornamentation • Keep the writing tight, concise, use third person , and use action verbs
  24. 24. Your last assignment: Tweet me @RubyAria with your pie chart of the four artists/songs you can’t get enough of currently Create Your Pie Chart!
  25. 25. Thank you! Enjoy your treats :)
  26. 26. Images courtesy of: • Guide to coffee • World Map • Evolution • Aquiziam • Too Much Iron • Edudemic • Nikon Rumors • Rebecca Hagen • Heights Technology • Pie Color • Meta-chart • Design Infographics • Pentax • Routledge
  27. 27. Works Cited Golombisky, Kim, and Hagen, Rebecca. White Space is Not Your Enemy. Indiana: Taylor & Francis. 2013. Print.

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