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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 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.

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Creating infographics for more powerful handouts or presentation august2012

  1. 1. Creating Infographics for more Powerful Handouts or PresentationsPresenter: Diana SilveiraNovare Library Services Source:
  2. 2. Trends in Dieting • 4 of 10 people quit diets in 7 weeks
  4. 4. Percentage of People on a Diet12010080604020 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
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  6. 6. A Picture is Worth A Thousand WordsPicture Source:
  7. 7. Agenda- What is an infographics?- Where can you find existing infographics?- How can you create your own infographics?
  8. 8. Why an Infographic? • Capture the current state of affairs • Compare A to B • Demonstrate the evolution of a trend, idea or industry • Simplify the complex
  9. 9. Why an Infographic? Evolution of a Simplify the Explain Current Compare A to B trend or idea complex State of Affairs
  10. 10. Simplify the Complex
  11. 11. Benefits of an Infographic • Easily shareable • Increase your “views” & “shares” • Easy to understand • Make an impactImage source:
  12. 12. SOURCES FOR INFOGRAPHICSImage source:
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  16. 16. Includes tutorials
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  18. 18. A community of creative people making sense of complex issuesthrough data and design
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  22. 22. 3 KEYS TO SUCCESS
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. • Click and Drag Graphics • WYSWYG Editor
  25. 25. PiktoChart Free and Pro versions Free offers limited design options
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  27. 27. • Create interactive maps without Google • 3D maps • Add symbols, figures, characters• Create interactive maps without Google• Share and embed• Developer API
  28. 28. • $4.99@month/2.99 for students/ Free Trial Available
  29. 29. Many Eyes (IBM Research) Strengths: • Upload own data or use existing • Variety of Visualization Options • Publish Interactive visualizations to your own site
  30. 30. Daytum • Quick and Easy • Small Sets of Data• iPhone App – visualization on the go
  31. 31. Wordle
  33. 33. Need A Cheat Sheet
  34. 34. Tools to Create - DIY• Carefully select Fonts• Colors – or palettes• Select Visuals• Photos • Creative Commons, Dreamstime for free photos• Photoedit software • Photoshop, GIMP, etc. • PowerPoint or other Presentation Software
  35. 35. Choosing Fonts Your Font Makes a Statement It can be serious and formal Fun and Lightvery dramatic Or
  36. 36. Need some graphics/fonts?Http://openclipart.org
  37. 37. Need some data•••••
  38. 38. 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:,
  39. 39. QUESTIONS?Source:
  40. 40. Diana Silveira 877-816-9638