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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: http://on.mash.to/LOJLMD
  2. 2. Trends in Dieting • 4 of 10 people quit diets in 7 weeks
  3. 3. 4 OF 10 PEOPLE WILL QUIT A DIET IN THEFIRST 7 WEEKS
  4. 4. Percentage of People on a Diet12010080604020 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
  5. 5. Source: http://www.nexercise.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/new-years-fail.html
  6. 6. A Picture is Worth A Thousand WordsPicture Source: http://huff.to/LOLTnJ
  7. 7. Agenda- What is an infographics?- Where can you find existing infographics?- How can you create your own infographics? http://bit.ly/w3fTtK
  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 complexhttp://bit.ly/zGxOjn
  9. 9. Why an Infographic? Evolution of a Simplify the Explain Current Compare A to B trend or idea complex State of Affairshttp://bit.ly/yCah7pand http://slidesha.re/xy1vUJ
  10. 10. Simplify the Complex http://visual.ly/improve-your-credit
  11. 11. Benefits of an Infographic • Easily shareable • Increase your “views” & “shares” • Easy to understand • Make an impactImage source: http://bit.ly/LOP3rr
  12. 12. SOURCES FOR INFOGRAPHICSImage source: http://bit.ly/LOQ2YA
  13. 13. Visual.ly http://visual.ly/ and http://bit.ly/zSyhXi
  14. 14. http://www.coolinfographics.com/http://bit.ly/yG4IL8
  15. 15. http://www.smallmeans.com/new-york-times-infographics/ andhttp://www.nytimes.com/pages/multimedia/index.html
  16. 16. Includes tutorials http://bit.ly/yStnZ8 http://flowingdata.com/category/visualization/
  17. 17. http://www.good.is/infographicshttp://bit.ly/y3qML2
  18. 18. A community of creative people making sense of complex issuesthrough data and design http://www.visualizing.org/ http://invent.ge/wcV0Yc
  19. 19. http://visualoop.tumblr.com/http://infographiclist.com/http://bit.ly/LOSRsNImage source: http://bit.ly/LOSNJn
  20. 20. http://pinterest.com/search/?q=infographics
  21. 21. CREATING YOUR OWN
  22. 22. 3 KEYS TO SUCCESS http://bit.ly/xJhAhE
  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 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-free-tools-infographics/
  24. 24. • Click and Drag Graphics • WYSWYG Editor http://creately.com/
  25. 25. PiktoChart Free and Pro versionshttp://app.piktochart.com/ Free offers limited design options
  26. 26. http://infogr.am/
  27. 27. • Create interactive maps without Google • 3D maps • Add symbols, figures, characters• Create interactive maps without Google• Share and embed• Developer API http://kartograph.org/ http://geocommons.com/maps/143445
  28. 28. • $4.99@month/2.99 for students/ Free Trial Available http://www.wolframalpha.com/pro/
  29. 29. Many Eyes (IBM Research) Strengths: • Upload own data or use existing • Variety of Visualization Options • Publish Interactive visualizations to your own sitehttp://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
  30. 30. Daytum • Quick and Easy • Small Sets of Data• iPhone App – visualization on the go
  31. 31. Wordle Wordle.net
  32. 32. TRULY CREATING YOUR OWN
  33. 33. Need A Cheat Sheethttp://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing/how-to-create-outstanding-modern-infographics/http://bit.ly/GPmk4Ghttp://bit.ly/LOP3rr
  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.orghttp://www.iconarchive.com/http://delicious.com/dee987/fontshttp://medialoot.com/item/vector-infographic-kit/
  37. 37. Need some data• DataMarket.com• Datacatalogs.org• Numberof.net• Gallup.com• Census.gov
  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: http://abcn.ws/w9eYkL http://openclipart.org/, http://bit.ly/PzuL5U
  39. 39. QUESTIONS?Source: http://bit.ly/LPaFE6
  40. 40. Diana Silveira diana@novarelibrary.com slideshare.net/dee987 delicious.com/dee987/infographicsfacebook.com/NovareLibraryServices 877-816-9638

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