|What is your point/thesis?||What are your topic sentences?||How can inforgraphics help you better make the point?|
|Where's your evidence?||What are your sources?||Sketch out in paper how you'd like the infograph to look like|
|Resolution and size established from the beginning|
This website provides tools and ideas for creating infographics, and for using them in the classroom.
What's an infographic?
An effective infographic is a visually attractive combination of text and images that makes information more interesting and easier to understand.
Here's an example:
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Don't Freak Over Finals
Why should you use infographics to convey information? These two videos give some great examples of how data visualization helps us understand complex topics.
Need some inspiration for creating your own infographics? Try browsing these collections.
Or, use Google Images to search for any topic that interests you, and include the word infographics in your search (e.g., infographics and college students, infographics and social media, or infographics and health).
You don't have to be a graphic artist or web designer to create your own infographics. Here are some free tools you can use. Most offer the option of adding premium features for a fee (and may also offer discounts and special tools for educators).
There are many sources for copyright-free images to use in your infographics. Here are just a few.
Not sure if you can legally use that photo you found on the web? There's an infographic for that.
Infographics are especially useful for visualizing data and statistical information. Here's where to find some.
Here are more free tools for visualizing information and creating content for your infographics.
Contact a librarian at your campus for assistance with these and other books and ebooks.
Remember, a good infographic is a balanced combination of info and graphics, so avoid using too much text. Stay on topic and be sure to cite your sources. More best practices can be found in the infographic below.
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10 Rules That Make an Infographic Cool, Effective and Viral
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