Infographics/Infoposters (in PowerPoint)Presentation Transcript
Infographics Graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge Presents complex information quickly and clearly A mark, a symbol or visual element typically stands for quantitative information Color, size and shape usually provide the qualitative aspectSource: http://understandinggraphics.com/visualizations/infoposters-are-not-infographics/
Infoposters Collect a variety of facts & figures about a topic Communicate these facts & figures in an interesting, easy-to-read format Incorporates simple infographic elements Conveys multiple segments of information typically using words and numbers to represent quantitative dataSource: http://understandinggraphics.com/visualizations/infoposters-are-not-infographics/
Creating with PowerPoint Set up slide for poster: Slide Layouts (or Format > Slide Layout) & select Blank slide layout. Set the dimensions for your slide: File > Page Setup. Width 48” & height 36” (or reverse it, 36 x 48) Then create your infoposter by using some simple tools and design rules.
PowerPoint Tools SmartArt (List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix , and Pyramid diagrams) Charts & Tables Text Boxes Shapes Pictures Clip Art
PowerPoint Tools Arrange: layer objects (e.g., bring to front or back) Group Objects: lets you flip, rotate, move, or resize all shapes or objects at the same time as though they were a single shape or object.
Design Rules Layout: well connected Color: consistent Typography: no more than 3 types of font Innovative: unique design
Visualizing your Topic Ask yourself: What do I picture when I think of my topic? What relationships or comparisons do I want to show? (e.g., numerical differences (age, quantity, cost, etc.), hierarchy (ranking, importance), cause/effect, before/after) How can I tell a story using these images?
Seminar Three Course Site: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/hallowell12/ Amanda Favia firstname.lastname@example.orgITF, Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College