Lesson 13

Understanding Infographics

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What is an Infographic
An infographic is a popular way to present data by
distilling the words, data points, key concepts ...
Infographic Samples
The Oscars 2012

The future of Solar

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Facebook User Statisti...
Is a picture really worth a thousand words?
• Research shows visual
communication may be more
powerful than verbal communi...
How much is 2.5 billion gigabytes of data?

It is equal to a full-length episode
of “Glee” running continuously for
214,00...
Critical thinking required
• Does the infographic cite its sources? Are the sources
reputable?
• Is the data relevant? How...
Anatomy of an Infographic

• Color Coding
• Graphics
• Reference Icons

Visual

Content

• Time Frames
• Statistics
• Refe...
Who is your audience?
Who will see or use your infographic?
• Will it be kids, adults, or other experts in the topic
area?...
Infographic of Infographics

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Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC
Made possible by...
Takeaways
• Before believing any data presented in an
infographic, look at the sources, dive beneath
the surface, and know...
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    1. 1. Lesson 13 Understanding Infographics NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
    2. 2. What is an Infographic An infographic is a popular way to present data by distilling the words, data points, key concepts and illustrations that might be present in a report and creating a visual representation of the material. NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
    3. 3. Infographic Samples The Oscars 2012 The future of Solar NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Facebook User Statistics 2012
    4. 4. Is a picture really worth a thousand words? • Research shows visual communication may be more powerful than verbal communication NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    5. 5. How much is 2.5 billion gigabytes of data? It is equal to a full-length episode of “Glee” running continuously for 214,000 years. NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    6. 6. Critical thinking required • Does the infographic cite its sources? Are the sources reputable? • Is the data relevant? How old is the data? • What is the motive of the organization, person, or group that created the infographic? • Are you being manipulated through the text, colors or graphics? • Does the infographic represent an accurate outline of the data? NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    7. 7. Anatomy of an Infographic • Color Coding • Graphics • Reference Icons Visual Content • Time Frames • Statistics • References Knowledge • Facts • Deductions NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    8. 8. Who is your audience? Who will see or use your infographic? • Will it be kids, adults, or other experts in the topic area? Your audience has a huge impact on the colors, icons, images, and content complexity NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    9. 9. Infographic of Infographics NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    10. 10. Takeaways • Before believing any data presented in an infographic, look at the sources, dive beneath the surface, and know the motivation of the creator • When creating an infographic, your job is to put the pieces together in a way that tells an accurate story in a compelling way NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    11. 11. This iKeepCurrent lesson is brought to you by iKeepSafe TM TM NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
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