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  1. 1. Information + Graphics = Infographic Susan M. Ross INTC 2610
  2. 2. The Oscars 2012 Infographic
  3. 3. Facebook User Statistics 2012 [Infographic]
  4. 4. The Future of Solar
  5. 5. Three Components of an Infographic • Visual – Color Coding – Graphics – Reference Icons • Content – Time Frames – Statistics – References • Knowledge – Facts – Deductions
  6. 6. Infographic of Infographics
  7. 7. Types of Infographics • Comparison - Shows how something has grown or changed or compares two or more topics. – Beer vs. Coffee – Geek vs. Hipster • Tips or Demos - Conveys general information or best practices for a topic – Tips to Control Bed Bugs – Best Time to But Plane Tickets
  8. 8. Types of Infographics • Timeline - Shows how the topic has changed over time; can demonstrate significant influences along the way; dates are visualized to make the graphic interesting – – – – Earth Day History of Twitter Video Game Timeline Lego Brick 50th Anniversay Timeline • Did You Know - Shows interesting facts about a topic – In 60 Seconds – Life Summed Up – How the Harlem Shake Happened
  9. 9. Types of Infographics • How To - Takes the viewer through a step by step process. – Quick Guide to Beer Pong – How to Make a Smoothie – How to Make Beer • Research Results - shows statistics and important information about a topic – Napping – Education by the Numbers
  10. 10. Types of Infographics • Visualized Article - takes a lengthy piece of writing and makes it visual – 50 Incredible Facts about Skin – Pyramids – 50 Unbelievable Facts About the Earth • Useful Bait - explain something or answer a question by visually showing how to do it. – Gangnam Style – Kitchen Cheat Sheet
  11. 11. Infographics Support 21st Century Learning
  12. 12. Analyzing Infographics • Does the infographic cite their sources? and, Are the sources reputable? • Is the data relevant? • How old is the data? • Is there an angle or bias coming through? • What is the motive of the organization, person, or group that created the infographic? Is it to educate, entertain, or sell something? • Are you being manipulated through the text, colors or graphics? • Does the infographic represent an accurate outline of the data?
  13. 13. Create an Infographic Brainstorm to decide on a topic relating to Educational Technology. How will you use these elements to get your message across to your viewers? Visual Content Knowledge

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