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Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..
Via Jeff Domansky, Gust MEES
The shutdown of the United States government began today. With no plan of action from either political party, there is consequently no easy lesson for teachers to share with their students.
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...
Via Baiba Svenca, Gust MEES
Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.
An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.
Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.
Additional topics covered include:
The major parts of an infographic, How to create an infographic, Developing ideas & organizing data, Research & sourcesTypography, graphics & color, Facts & conclusions, Designing & Editing
Via Lauren Moss, Dennis T OConnor, Luciana Viter
Robin Good: Easel.ly is a new web app which allows you to create, edit and publish your own infographics.
Easel.ly makes it easy to add visual, icons and graphic elements by providing a rich library of ready-made elements that can be dragged and dropped on your infographic.
Infographics are created by selecting a ready-made template which can be edited and personalized in every possible aspect.
You can also upload your own images and save the final work in your preferred format among JPG, PNG, PDF and SVG.
Free to use.
Try it out now: http://www.easel.ly/ ;
Via Robin Good
Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word.
Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation.
Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...
Via Jeff Domansky, Rui Guimarães Lima, Juergen Wagner
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;
(Unearted by @andres taborga)
Via Robin Good, Rosa Díez D, Roselink
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects.
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.
Read more and find also the best tools to create Infographics:
Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES