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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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!..


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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 2015 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 2015 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 2014 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:42 PM

Good selection

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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:23 PM

Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

Clive Hilton's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:41 AM

Sometimes it's worth just going back to the basics. And this is one of those times. My students - yes you, Team! - take note, please.

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Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion world map redesigned

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion world map redesigned | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

A map that illustrates global forest densities using wood textures wins a competition to reinvent the tessellated Dymaxion world map by Buckminster Fuller.

First presented in 1943, Fuller's Dymaxion Map projects the world map onto the surface of a three-dimensional icosahedron that can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. It is said to be the first two-dimensional map of the entire surface of Earth that reveals our planet as one, without inaccurately distorting or splitting up the land.

A team comprising designer Nicole Santucci and San Francisco firm Woodcut Maps was selected as the winner of the Dymax Redux competition to redesign the seminal map, which was launched in April by the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) in New York to coincide with the map's 70th anniversary.


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Infographic: A Beautiful Calendar Designed Around 12 Different Types Of Measurement

Infographic: A Beautiful Calendar Designed Around 12 Different Types Of Measurement | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Calendars come in all sorts of forms, from the purely functional apps on our smartphones to the propped-up desktop ones that are mostly just a means of delivering a new Far Side joke every day. The Units of Measure Calendar Poster, as its name suggests, isn’t the most straightforward one to categorize. Or even one that’s easy to recognize as a calendar at all.


It doesn’t leave any room for you to jot down appointments, though it does include all 365 days, which you can notch off one by one. Mostly, it’s just an exquisite graphical compilation of 12 different units of measurement, a tightly packed collection of diagrams and conversion tables and other neat looking things of the sort.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 27, 2013 8:34 PM

Useful for thinking about measurement AND its limitations.  ~  D

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics

Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Infographics are modern, written artifacts about collected resources in a dynamic, visual format. Infographics should be viewed as complex, standalone texts, not simply a text feature or graphic element.

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Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:10 AM

Visualizing is a powerful multisensory technique. 

rwestby's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:15 PM

Food for thought...could this be the new book report format?

Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:36 AM

I love the CCSS tie-in!

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Data Visualization & Information Design: One Learner's Perspective

This is my first slide deck designed to share. It reflects a summary and applied practice of some basic lessons learned about data visualization and information

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Linda Allen's comment, August 26, 2013 1:42 PM
Excellent advice and steps to follow for enticing presentations.
Lee Hall's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:23 PM

Teachers, please take a few minutes to see these slides.

Clive Hilton's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:41 AM

Sometimes it's worth just going back to the basics. And this is one of those times. My students - yes you, Team! - take note, please.

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Subway Maps Of Cities Around The World Redesigned In A Circular Format

Subway Maps Of Cities Around The World Redesigned In A Circular Format | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Mapmaker Max Roberts has created a new way to map out subway lines.  Conventional maps usually emphasize “straight lines, clean angles and geographical accuracy”. Unlike those maps, Roberts’ circular design is a blend of “aesthetics and usability”. 

Roberts discovered this “completely new way of designing maps” when he was designing a map for the London Underground that took into account the circular nature of the Orbital rail link. He realized the potential of the new design in forcing “cities into an unprecedented level of organization” and the coherence achieved. Sacrificing geographical accuracy, his schematic design shows how elements in the map relate to each other logically, while taming the web of criss-crossed lines usually found in subway maps.

View maps of the New York City Subway, the London Underground and the Paris Metro at the article link, or head over to hiswebsite to see more circular maps of other cities. 


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Niki Brown Beck's curator insight, December 5, 2014 9:44 PM

New perspective (transportation)

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How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"


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Joaquín Ballester's comment, May 19, 2013 5:32 PM
I agree with you, Elke. PPT is more customizable and powerful.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

This appears to be an effective and practical article.

Marion Mulder's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM

Oke - if you work in the corporate world there is just no escaping from having to create powerpoints at one point or another. You might as well create amzing one's while your at it. Here are some handy tips, do's & don'ts worth looking at