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.

Have a look at an infographic about creating an infographic! From Visme’s How to Create an Infographic: The Ultimate Guide

The 9 steps of creating an infographic.

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  1. 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 Express (formerly Spark) or other Infographic Tools in the Extend Toolkit.
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  • Who doesn’t love an infographic?!
    by Lorinda Seward (@Lorinda)

    As a hobby photographer and graphic designer, I’m already fairly familiar with many of the Adobe products, so I decided to try Adobe Express. Since I’m an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, I downloaded Express on my iPad and chose to do this activity on my mobile device. It was a bit finicky, but totally doable.  more… »

  • Experimenter Activity – Information as a Graphic
    by Claudio Righetto (@crighetto)

    Infographics are great to summarize information in a very visual way. Having templates is pretty interesting, and save a lot time. For this activity, I adapted a sales process into a market research infographic. 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  • Welcome to COMP1927
    by Farah Shafie (@fnshafie)

    I used Canva to create an infographic for a “Welcome to COMP1927” to introduce the course. An introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel class that I teach. I love using Canva as I use it for my small business to create content. Canva is a tool I plan on using more as I continue with more… »

  • Classroom rules
    by Benedict Atekha (@batekha)

    Image of  classroom rule in Canvas

  • Information as a graphic
    by Wendy Tseng (@wtseng.tw)

     

  • Welcome to Project Management
    by John Colling (@johncolling)

    I created this infographic to post on my course front page prior to the start of the class. I used a template from Canva.

  • Lifecycle of an OB project
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    I created this infographic to introduce the idea of using an infographic as part of a group project.  I thought it might be a fun and informative way to discuss the group project itself, and also to illustrate what an infographic is and provide inspiration for how it could be used.  This graphic was developed more… »

  • Nature versus nature
    by Lynne Kennette (@LynneKennette)

    Students often have difficulty distinguishing between the nature causes and nurture causes of behaviour. The infographic I created distinguishes these causes and, because they are represented in two halves of the image, might also help students make a distinction.

  • PBL Infographic – Canva
    by Rachel Boorsma (@Rachel Boorsma)

    Loved doing this! Canva is such a great resource, and I love being able to move and adapt everything to just where I want it. I also really appreciate having templates that I can use, because it cuts down on the amount of time that I need to spend designing and means that I can more… »

  • Blackboard Do’s and Don’ts – Information as a Graphic
    by Patrick Hymus (@phymus)

    I chose Piktochart to create my infographic. While I did my best to use an iPad in the creation process, the controls were quite clunky and I was forced to complete my edits in the web version. The transition was seamless which is a testament to the platform. I appreciate the ability to work via 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@gmail.com)

      “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@gmail.com)

      “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@gmail.com)

      “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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