Infographics are playing a larger role in visual storytelling efforts. When they are thoughtfully designed, they provide attention-grabbing visuals that also help the reader better comprehend and remember the message. This added value to the reader often encourages further engagement and sharing.
Here are some best practices for designing infographics that drive results....
"Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you developformative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge..."
"...There is also another easy way to create a classroom infographic using Google Docs. This time we are going to use pre-made templates. I searched for some in Google Docs gallery and found these nice templates which can perfectly serve the purpose..."
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"Zelf infographics maken lijkt makkelijk. Er is inmiddels veel gratis online software voorhanden waarmee de geïnteresseerde leek direct aan de slag kan. Maar een goede infographic voldoet aan een flink aantal eisen, meestal goed aan te geven, maar net zo vaak is het verschil tussen ‘hot or not’ een gevoel van 'je ne sais quoi'. Dit zijn vijf van de meest gemaakte fouten en de grootste hobbels op het pad naar een goede infographic..."
If you’ve ever struggled with what visualization to create to best show the data you have, The Data Visualization Catalogue might provide just the help you need. Severino Ribecca has begun the process of categorizing data visualizations based on what relationships and properties of data that they show. With 54 visualizations currently slated to be categorized, the catalog aims to be a comprehensive list of visualizations, searchable by what you want to show. The site has the potential to be a great resource for those looking to find the most efficient way to display their data, or a new angle to find different patterns or insights. Tableau has a similar tool (Show Me) embedded into their software, but a free tool that lets the user specify the data properties and get a list of options is a welcome development. We hope the tool continues to develop and has more visualization... keep reading
It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view. Now, Twitter is including more image focus in the latest redesign, as you can see above. On the left-hand side of Twitter’s new web view, your profile and header images are now visible. We’ve done tests on our own Twitter [...]
"Graphics play a role in our Internet learning experience. Images have become part and parcel of the information acquisition process in our lives. Normally, graphics like pictures and drawings are used as aids and not the main tool for learning. They are just appendices that help people understand the information that is being fed to them.
That was the general idea before the influx of the Internet. The pre-Internet idea is dominated by the belief that graphics are just ‘aids.’ But it has surprised learning purists that graphics can be very good tools as main information sources. Thanks to the Internet..."
"Here is a comprehensive list of some very good tools for making infographics. The list features more than 40 applications so you have a wide variety of options to choose from.While some of these tools are pretty basic and you can use them without any complications, others do require some advanced tech knowledge and design know-how..."
"So you're planning to make infographics part of teaching toolbox! Educational infographics section both here and on our Pinterest board has hundreds of meticulously selected graphics to use with your students in the classroom. I am pretty sure you will find some good ones for your class..."