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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23 Responses for this Activity

  • My Piktochart Infographic about Exercising
    by Brian Percheson (@bpercheson)

    With Piktochat, I created an infographic to tell a story from a student’s perspective about their struggles with getting started with exercising.  I learned about Piktochat from the July 17th Saturday Extender and I think that this is very important for my teaching practice because infographics via assistive technology are ways for students to express more… »

  • ACE Communications Outline
    by Cynthia Gordon (@cynthia.gordon)

    This is a basic outline of my ACE Communications course.  I would like to share this with learners when they start the program to give a visual representation of the course

  • A visual to help calm learners
    by Julie White (@JulieSLC)

    I chose to create an infographic of the capstone process for our post-graduate students. Students begin work toward their final capstone project in their third semester – and usually by then there are many preconceived notions and ideas about what the big pass/fail project may involve. What I really want to do is to empower more… »

  • Nomenclature step-by-step
    by Diana Spear (@Diana S)

    I like the idea of these infographics and can see some situations where they’d be  helpful and a refreshing change of how to share information. However I did found them fiddly and time consuming to create – maybe practice would help with that. I chose to create step by step instructions for naming a binary more… »

  • Infographic – presenting information in a different way
    by Charlotte de Araujo (@cdearauj)

    Previously I have used PowerPoint to create infographics.  For this activity, I was interested in exploring other tools (Canva and Piktochart) to create infographics.  To offer flexibility, in a course I am involved with, we are providing students with the option to present their seminar either virtually or on campus.  I created an infographic to more… »

  • Infographic – Toronto Music Venues
    by Maria Romios (@MariaR)

    When I looked at Canva.com I could not find any infographic templates which had music themes so I used an image I found on Unsplash.com and improvised from there. I did some preliminary research and found an article to reference from online. This was the second image I chose, at first I used a different image more… »

  • Solving Problems with Piktochart
    by Jessica Joy (@jessica.joy)

    Using the tool Piktochart, I created an infographic to present the steps involved in solving a problem, from the perspective of a Business Analyst. I used one of the preconstructed templates as a base, and modified it to suit the data (i.e. adding “blocks”, adjusting the colour scheme). The tool was very easy to use and more… »

  • Solving Problems with Piktochart
    by Jessica Joy (@jessica.joy)

    Using the tool Piktochart, I created an infographic to present the steps involved in solving a problem, from the perspective of a Business Analyst. I used one of the preconstructed templates as a base, and modified it to suit the data (i.e. adding “blocks”, adjusting the colour scheme). The tool was very easy to use and more… »

  • Course Introduction & Tip for Success
    by Marisa Rentas (@mrentas)

    For this activity, I wanted to provide a one page overview of the main course I teach and some quick tips for success in an online learning course. I teach an introduction Communications course that is required for all diploma programs, so it is sometimes hard to capture the student’s attention as it is not more… »

  • Job Advert Example Using Canva
    by Anne Pearson (@agpearson)

    Infographics For the second tool I used Canva.com In my Human Resources Course the module on hiring has an activity for designing a job advert.  One of our industry partners asked for some samples so I created this as an example using Canva.com to share with our students.  It was quite simple to use and more… »

    4 Resources for this Activity

    • 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.”

    • Infographic to Explain ELNs
      shared by Jane Carr (@jscarr)

      For this exercise, I chose to create an Infographic slide for those students who do not see value in the time it takes to write up their lab work in an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). I wanted to transform my current slide to make it more appealing. Rather than have just a list of points more… »

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