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Infographics introduction


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Infographics introduction

  1. 1. InfographicsA visual representation of data or information. Shortfor "information graphic"Source:
  2. 2. What is an infographic?
  3. 3. Types of InfographicsUSA Today SnapshotsHow did youbreak yourphone?
  4. 4. Types of InfographicsStatistical
  5. 5. Types of InfographicsTimelines
  6. 6. Types of InfographicsInformational
  7. 7. Types of InfographicsProcess
  8. 8. Types of InfographicsGameboard Metaphor
  9. 9. Types of InfographicsPersonal Preference
  10. 10. The Good, The Bad, and the UglyEvaluating some sample Infographics
  11. 11. What to look for?• What information is conveyed?• What features do good examples have incommon?• Is anything hard to understand?• What goes unnoticed? Is misleading?• What do I like about it?• Where else can it show and not tell?
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  20. 20. Source:The Nation
  21. 21. Source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Good Medicine Magazine
  22. 22. Tips for Designing Infographics• Be concise - Convey one idea really well.• Be visual - Use a good size for making itsharable online.• Be smarter - Dont make readers have to workto understand what they are seeing.• Be transparent - Cite your data source anddont mislead your readers.• Be different - Use bar, line, and pie chartssparingly.
  23. 23. Tips for Designing Infographics• Be accurate - Dont mislead with improper scale ofshapes.• Be attractive - Use illustrations and photos to enhancethe data. Use san serif instead of serif fonts. Use eyepleasing color combinations (font color & background).• Be varied - Use a theme that represents your topic.• Be gracious - Cite your sources and give yourself credittoo.• Be creative - Use good tools, pictochart
  24. 24. Planning Strategies• What are the components that you shouldinclude?• What do I want my reader to learn?• How is the information presented?(Graphically, with text, image, etc.)• What are the challenges?