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InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information.

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. No matter where you create the individual design elements, the final infographic design is usually put together in a vector graphics program. 25 Best Infographics Of 2011 That Are Still Relevant Today The year of 2011 went very fast for us in the development world and I am sure some of you accomplished important things for your career during this year. But besides our personal achievements, the whole industry managed to reach something that was unthinkable around 10 years ago. To show you how the web progressed during the past year, I collected a series of infographics from the internet and hope, by the end of this article, you will realize what huge potential this year of 2012 has. Most of the images are not in full here, so you might want to click on them and read the whole infographic for an overall understanding of the presentations. 1. 60 seconds on the web This one shows what happened on the web during 2011 in a timeframe of 60 seconds, if we minimize the whole year to it. 600 new YouTube videos, almost 700,000 search queries on Google and Facebook status updates and close to 100,000 tweets should say enough about what power the internet holds nowadays.

Infographics / Lesson Plan Resources Pre-Instruction Activity Think-Pair-Share: Which do you prefer, reading or infographic? Why? What are similarities and differences? Instruction 15 Amusing and Creative Infographics to Delight Your Social Network Infographics are all the rage on social media—and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Contrary to predictions that infographics would saturate the blogosphere to the point of losing audience interest and impact, they are more popular now than ever before. According to a report published by the Social Media Examiner, 70 percent of marketers plan to increase their use of visuals such as infographics and memes during this year, while the use of infographics in B2B marketing increased from 9 to 52 percent in 2014. These are heartening figures, especially for those who appreciate all the unique qualities of this highly shareable content format: They’re visually attractive, easy to consume and provide loads of information in a few seconds. But, there are also drawbacks. With the prospect of even higher rates of visual content creation, we’re bound to see many more infographics that are either unappealing, hard to understand or misleading—as we already see today.

Infographic Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.[1][2] They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.[3][4] The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.[2] Overview[edit] Infographics have been around for many years and recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world.

Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world. Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. Thinking critically about “infographics,” “data visualizations,” and other visual junk A tale of two graphics: Exhibit A: MetaCritic’s visual chart/scorecard of albums that appeared on Top 10 Lists in 2011. This is a fine, functional chart — it shows you a ranked, hyperlinked list of popular albums this year on Metacritic, showing 3 additional columns of data: # of times album was ranked #1, #of times album was ranked #2, and # of times album was ranked in another slot. In a very small space, this chart tells you a lot. Exhibit B: David McCandless’s word cloud of the albums presented as “visualized.”1 Funny what counts for “visualized”: the album titles/artists float in a “cloud” of text without any hierarchy, except for size, and the text is colored based on country of the artist (an addition by McCandless—not sure of the significance) with a key below. It’s possible based on this chart to tell which album was #1 on the list (PJ Harvey) but which one was #2?

Infographic Lesson Plan Students will create an infographic to share knowledge and data about an issue or science topic they are studying. App: Share™ Task Infographics are an increasingly popular way of sharing information in newspapers, magazines, and online news sites. These visual representations of knowledge and information are designed to make complex ideas and large amounts of data easy to understand. There are many ways to create infographics. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic

Infographics, Explained by LEGOs LEGO bricks illustrate the simple idea behind infographics. Data: sorted, arranged, presented visually. Got it? Good. The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated June, 2014.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything also includes a page on infographics titled: "Infographics as a Creative Assessment." This page has a wealth of resources on infographics in the form of books, websites, videos, and online tutorials about how to use and create them. It also includes lists of links to view samples, a list of possible topics students could create an infographic on, and even data sets that could be used in creating one. There is also a list of "software, sites, and tools" that can be used to create infographics, which includes Piktochart. Kathy even has some rubrics available for teachers and librarians to use as they evaluate students' projects. by journeylibrary Jul 27

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