Information graphics which are the visual representation of data known as infogographics are making rounds online these days. It seems like web users are favouring this form of content format over other forms. Their visually attractive display, the bright and shiny colours they include are what make out of them an appealing means of communication. I personally like them because I find them factually interesting, to the point, and easy on eyes.
What Are Infographics? I found many definitions of what Infographics are as well as explanations of how they are useful in a variety of settings. Here are a couple of the definitions I liked followed by their sources:
Click to embiggen I’ve spent weeks testing various tools and trying to figure out an easy way for non-Designers to create Infographics. My criteria was that the process had to be easy and intuitive and it couldn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Infographics. You have probably seen them before. There are so many out there on a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few.
The Artist's Toolkit is a good place for students to learn about visual elements and principles used in art. The toolkit provides students with animated explanations of each design element and principle. After viewing an animated explanation students can test their skills in recognizing design elements in some short, self-paced activities. In addition to the animated explanations, The Artist's Toolkit has a small encyclopedia of design elements and principles.
by AJ George If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. Photoshop would be a good choice, or maybe Fireworks. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile.
I’m not the most dedicated Instagrammer (need to get out more) or the best photographer (wish I was) but like many other educators, I enjoy sharing my photos on Instagram. Why? It’s fun! Easy! I can quickly share photos taken on my iPhone when I’m out and about!