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According to the Visual Teaching Alliance, "90 percent of information that comes to the brain is visual", so why are many of our handouts and presentations primarily text-based? Diana Silveira will …

According to the Visual Teaching Alliance, "90 percent of information that comes to the brain is visual", so why are many of our handouts and presentations primarily text-based? Diana Silveira will tackle this question and introduce infographics, short for information graphics, and demonstrate how they can visually, and more easily, represent complex information and make your handouts and presentations more meaningful to your audience.

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  • 1. LUNCH & LEARNCREATING INFOGRAPHICS FOR MORE POWERFUL HANDOUTS & PRESENTATIONS BY DIANA SILVEIRA NOVARE LIBRARY SERVICES
  • 2. Trends in Dieting• 4 of 10 people quit diets in 7 weeks
  • 3. 4 OF 10 PEOPLE WILL QUIT A DIET IN THEFIRST 7 WEEKS
  • 4. Percentage of People on a Diet12010080604020 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
  • 5. Source: http://www.nexercise.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/new-years-fail.html
  • 6. Agenda- What is an infographics?- Where can you find existing infographics?- How can you create your own infographics? http://bit.ly/w3fTtK
  • 7. What Are INFOGRAPHICS?http://huff.to/xuEg5s
  • 8. Why an Infographic? Explain Current Evolution of a State of Affairs trend or idea Simplify the Compare A to B complexhttp://bit.ly/yCah7pand http://slidesha.re/xy1vUJ
  • 9. Why?• Easily shareable – will increase your “views” and “shares”• Easy to understand• Make an impact
  • 10. http://visual.ly/improve-your-credit
  • 11. WHERE TO FIND POWERFULINFOGRAPHICS?
  • 12. Visual.ly http://visual.ly/ and http://bit.ly/zSyhXi
  • 13. http://www.coolinfographics.com/http://bit.ly/yG4IL8
  • 14. http://www.smallmeans.com/new-york-times-infographics/ andhttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/01/30/weekinreview/30marsh.html
  • 15. http://bit.ly/yStnZ8http://flowingdata.com/category/visualization/
  • 16. http://www.good.is/infographicshttp://bit.ly/y3qML2
  • 17. A community of creative people making sense of complex issuesthrough data and design http://www.visualizing.org/ http://invent.ge/wcV0Yc
  • 18. http://visualoop.tumblr.com/http://bit.ly/AuVfXP
  • 19. http://bit.ly/w2eKR7
  • 20. http://pinterest.com/search/?q=infographics
  • 21. MAKING YOUR OWN INFOGRAPHICS
  • 22. 3 KEYS TO SUCCESS http://bit.ly/xJhAhE
  • 23. Tips for Good Infographics• Keep it simple!• Have a point & make it clear• Decide on a color scheme• Research• Cite within infographic• Think of it as a visual essay• Purpose: Convey meaning behind complex data• Include your URL http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-free-tools-infographics/
  • 24. Many Eyes(IBM Research)Strengths:• Upload own data or use existing• Variety of Visualization Options• Publish Interactive visualizations to your own site http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
  • 25. Daytum• Quick and Easy• Small Sets of Data• iPhone App – visualization on the go
  • 26. • Click and Drag Graphics• WYSWYG Editor http://creately.com/
  • 27. • $4.99@month/2.99 for students/ Free Trial Available http://www.wolframalpha.com/pro/
  • 28. • Create interactive maps without Google• 3D maps• Add symbols, figures, characters http://kartograph.org/
  • 29. Wordle Wordle.net
  • 30. Tools to Create - DIY• Carefully select Fonts and Colors• http://openclipart.org/• Photos – Creative Commons, Dreamstime for free photos• Photoedit software – Photoshop, GIMP, etc. – PowerPoint or other Presentation Software
  • 31. BENEFITS OF VIDEOGAMES Families that play video games together have fun together Video Games can improve early literacy skills Leads to better teamwork including: delegation, steering to common goal % more Better Hand/Eye Coordination for kids and adultsSources: http://abcn.ws/w9eYkLAnd http://openclipart.org/
  • 32. QUESTIONS?
  • 33. http://visual.ly/node/16005 From Attendee!
  • 34. DIANA SILVEIRA diana@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/dee987 delicious.com/dee987/infographicsfacebook.com/NovareLibraryServices 877-816-9638