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What is an inforgraphic and how can I make one?

What is an inforgraphic and how can I make one?

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  • 1 COMA 360 - DMH VISUALIZING INFORMATION INFOGRAPHICS
  • 1854 map of cholera in London’s Soho District. Dr. John Snow showed one public pump on Broadstreet was causing most of the disease.
  • Minard’s 1869 graph depicting Napoleon’s 1812 march on Moscow, a graph famously described by Edward Tufte as possibly being “the best statistical graphic ever drawn“. View slide
  • This data contributed to the establishment of the British old-age pension system in 1909 View slide
  • The Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream was mapped for the first time in 1770. It was done by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states and the United States” was created in September 1861 based on statistics from the eighth Census,
  • Types of Infographics • Lists • Flowcharts and decision trees • Illustrated narrative/comics
  • • Seeing the invisible • Cross referencing data sets • 1,000 words • Interactive
  • This Twitter infographic writes out the data, rather than visualizing it. Show, Don’t Tell
  • Two ways to visualize the data from the Twitter example above.
  • Ways to dress up simple graphs for an infographic.
  • TravelMatch’s infographic highlights too much. Typography Should Not Be a Crutch
  • An example of how to visualize the TravelMatch data, rather than relying on typography.
  • The title of an infographic is your chance to draw attention to the design.
  • There are many unique ways to lay out an infographic that will keep the viewer engaged.
  • Organization And Storyline • Wireframe the Infographic • Think Outside the Box • Tell a Story
  • Hooks should either be in the center, beginning, or end of the infographic and need the greatest visual emphasis. Visualize the Hook
  • Clean Things Up With Color • Make it Universal • A Three-Color Palette is Easy on the Eyes • Use the Tools at Your Disposal Color Resources • Adobe’s Kuler • COLOURlovers • Color Scheme Designer
  • What is wrong with this picture? http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029318/design-crime/the-worst-infographic-of- 2014-so-far http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029318/design-crime/the-worst-infographic-of-2014-so-far
  • Free Infographic Makers • Piktochart: http://piktochart.com/?gclid=CJOxv9KmzroCFWqCQgodzRwAaA • Infogr.am: http://infogr.am/