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Creating infographics for more powerful handouts or presentation august2012


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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? This introductory …

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? This introductory course to 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.

Virtual Trainer: Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services

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  • dominant dark colors and neons typically do not translate well on infographics; neon on black can be hard to read, and if there is a lot of data, taking it all in will be a challenge. Also, avoid white as a background whenever possible. Infographics are often shared on multiple websites and blogs, most of which have white backgrounds. If your infographic’s background is also white, then deciphering where it begins and ends will be difficult.A THREE-COLOR PALETTE IS EASY ON THE EYESWith all of the data that goes into an infographic, make sure that the reader’s eye easily flows down the page; the wrong color palette can be a big barrier to this. Choose a palette that doesn’t attack the senses. And consider doing this before you start designing, because it will help you determine how to visualize the various elements.If picking a color palette is hard for you, stick to the rule of three. Choose three primary colors. Of the three, one should be the background color (usually the lightest of the three), and the other two should break up the sections. If you need to add other colors, use shades of the three main colors. This will keep the palette cohesive and calming, rather than jarring.
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    • 1. Creating Infographics formore Powerful Handoutsor PresentationsPresenter: Diana SilveiraNovare Library Services
    • 2. Source:
    • 3. Trends in Dieting 4 of 10 people quit diets in 7 weeks
    • 5. Percentage of People on a Diet12010080604020 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
    • 6. Source:
    • 7. A Picture is Worth A Thousand WordsPicture Source:
    • 8. Agenda- What is an infographics?- Where can you find existing infographics?- How can you create your own infographics?
    • 9. Why an Infographic? Compare A to B Evolution of a trend or idea Simplify the complex Explain Current State of Affairs
    • 10. Benefits of an Infographic • Easily shareable • Increase your “views” & “shares” • Easy to understand • Make an impactImage source:
    • 11. Simplify the Complex
    • 12. SOURCES FOR INFOGRAPHICSImage source:
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    • 16. Includes tutorials
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    • 18. A community of creative people making sense of complex issuesthrough data and design
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    • 20. Image source:
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    • 24. 3 KEYS TO SUCCESS
    • 25. Tips for Good Infographics• Keep it simple!• Plan and Sketch Before you start• Show don’t tell• Have a point & make it clear• Decide on a color scheme• Research (Variety of sources)• Cite within infographic• Purpose: Convey meaning behind complex data• Have a simple call to action• Make it visually appealing• Include your URL
    • 26. Many Eyes (IBM Research) Strengths: • Upload own data or use existing • Variety of Visualization Options • Publish Interactive visualizations to your own site
    • 27. Daytum • Quick and Easy • Small Sets of Data• iPhone App – visualization on the go
    • 28. • Click and Drag Graphics • WYSWYG Editor
    • 29. PiktoChart Free and Pro versions Free offers limited design options
    • 30. • $4.99@month/2.99 for students/ Free Trial Available
    • 31. • Create interactive maps without Google • 3D maps • Add symbols, figures, characters• Create interactive maps without Google• Share and embed• Developer API
    • 32. Wordle
    • 33. Need A Cheat Sheet
    • 34. Tools to Create - DIY• Carefully select Fonts and Colors•• Photos • Creative Commons, Dreamstime for free photos• Photoedit software • Photoshop, GIMP, etc. • PowerPoint or other Presentation Software
    • 35. Need some graphics/fonts?
    • 36. Need some data•••••
    • 37. Benefits of Video GamesLeads to better teamwork Families that play video games together have fun together Better Hand/Eye Coordination Improve early literacy skills New High Score Sources:,
    • 38. QUESTIONS?Source:
    • 39. Diana Silveira 877-816-9638