An infographic is “data, presented visually, that tells a story” (from Creating Infographics).

We have no shortage of tools and articles for how to generate an infographic, but the most important steps happen before you open a tool- identifying your audience, the topic, researching and tracking the data you will use, and planning out the best ways to visualize the information.

Or we have here, an infographic on creating an infographic! From Visme’s How to Create an Infographic: The Ultimate Guide:

The 9 steps of creating an infographic.

Experiment by creating an infographic to present data behind or as an explanation of an important concept in your discipline.

Recommended tools include Piktochart, Canva, Adobe Spark or other Infographic Tools in the Extend Toolkit.


This activity is part of the Let’s Experiment section of the Experimenter Module.

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  • How designers do it: 15 easy steps to design an infographic from scratch (Canva)
    shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

    “Have you ever had a TON of information you needed to get out but don’t know how to do it effectively? Fret no longer. Today you will learn how to relay mass amounts of information in an effective, beautiful way. That’s right, we’re talking infographics.”

  • How to Create an Infographic in 5 Minutes (Piktochart)
    shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

    “This article can help you if you are worried about designing infographics or visual projects from scratch. In this post, you will learn how to create an infographic and other visual projects in five minutes using Piktochart.”

  • How to Make an Infographic: The Ultimate Guide (Visme)
    shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

    “By the end of this article, you’ll be able to create beautiful infographics that not only look great but also represent your brand, add value to your site and drive traffic and engagement.”

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