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DIY Infographics

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Slides from a workshop I ran at the recent QUT Library Revitalizer, which was an event for QUT Library staff.

Kudos to artists at The Noun Project (thenounproject.com) for the awesome icons.

Thanks to Olivia Ward, a student in one of my classes, who agreed to me including her persona poster from IAB260 Social Technologies as an example in this presentation.

There are a whole bunch of related resources on my website at katedavis.info

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DIY Infographics

  1. 1. diy infographics kate davis | @katiedavis | qut
  2. 2. data visualisation infographics visual thinkinginformation design
  3. 3. communicatesense-make make accessibleunravel complexity clarify
  4. 4. i’m not a visual person
  5. 5. i don’t have a creative bone in my body
  6. 6. we’re wired for visualisation blog.visual.ly/why-is-data-visualization-so-hot/
  7. 7. proliferation of toolsdrowning, not waving big dataopen data
  8. 8. visualisation
  9. 9. communicate data visually
  10. 10. bringing together data from different sources
  11. 11. 20th century death. Information is beautiful informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/20th-century-death/
  12. 12. 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes
  13. 13. infographics
  14. 14. communicate stories visually
  15. 15. infographics are stories that incorporate visualisations
  16. 16. video image interactive
  17. 17. the digital lives of american mums. nielsen nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/digital-lives-of-american-moms.html
  18. 18. 13 reasons why your brain craves infographics
  19. 19. 16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics
  20. 20. 76% of the extreme poor live in rural areas 16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics
  21. 21. 16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics
  22. 22. fastforward
  23. 23. information design
  24. 24. visual thinking
  25. 25. our thoughts are like this or maybe like this and we try to make them like this
  26. 26. DOG
  27. 27. sense-make in pictures
  28. 28. communicate ideas in pictures
  29. 29. infographicssketchnotes mind mapsdiagrams visualisations
  30. 30. infographics
  31. 31. examples
  32. 32. tools
  33. 33. free & easy infographic tools piktochart visua.ly infogr.am visme canva easel.ly
  34. 34. diy design you’ll need: powerpoint / keynote maybe photoshop sources for icons fonts inspiration
  35. 35. most useful thing you’ll learn about today: the noun project
  36. 36. katedavis.info slides, resource & tool lists, useful reading
  37. 37. process
  38. 38. good infographics start with good data good analysis a good story good information design visual impact
  39. 39. 1. organise your data find, sort, organise data go to original sources organise references
  40. 40. 2. find your story what is it you want to say? then pull out the data that tells your story
  41. 41. 3. plan work out dimensions create a (very rough) wireframe
  42. 42. 4. design how can you best represent the data? graphs? numbers? images?
  43. 43. 4. design consider: size, typography, colour, shapes, images, layout
  44. 44. 4. design tips: keep it simple choose a colour palette balance visually heavy areas
  45. 45. play
  46. 46. activity design it!
  47. 47. activity share
  48. 48. library databases which search tool do students use? QUT | LIBRARY quick find 66% library databases 31% library catalogue 0.3% specificquick convenient efficient easy accessible used because...
  49. 49. library databases which search tool do students use? QUT | LIBRARY quick find 66% library databases 31% library catalogue 0.3% why do they use these tools? QUT | LIBRARY specificquick convenient efficient easy accessible
  50. 50. thank you! katedavis.info kate davis | @katiedavis | qut

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