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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12 Responses for this Activity

  • What am I going to learn in Math1820
    by Tracey Chase (@traceychase)

    At the beginning of the semester, students are given so much information.  I created this infographic to give a high level overview of what students will learn in the course and how they will be evaluated.

  • IELTS v TOEFL Infographic
    by jessica srivastava (@Jessica)

    I tutor IELTS mainly and on occasion TOEFL. I am always being asked by desperate students which is easier! I created this inforgraphic to illustrate the differences. I use Canva quite extensively and find it very easy to use.

  • About the Final Exam
    by Mona Brennan-Coles (@MonaBC)

    I am currently teaching Project Leadership & Management — a course in which understanding the concepts is not enough — there is memory work associated with learning the content and being able to use it to do well in the final exam and in their  future practice as project managers.  When I started working on more… »

  • How to succeed in class
    by Giselle Carter (@gmcarter)

    I teach some first term classes, and find that I need to remind students what they need to do in order to be successful in college. So I created in infographic that summarizes 6 things students need to do to be successful. I can post this in our LMS under the Getting Started module. I more… »

  • Advice for Students
    by Sherry Parker (@sparker)

    I teach first term international students that usually have just arrived to Ontario within the past week/month.  They often ask me for advice (beyond the scope of the Supply Chain studies).  When I worked through the various technologies in the Experimenter session, I tried out Infographics and thought of this idea … to include my more… »

  • Infographics – Buying a home? Mortgage Insurance vs Term Life Insurance
    by Gary Danner (@gdanner)

    In the business course I teach at Fanshawe, one of the topics we talk about is Personal Finances and Insurance. I created this short video that advises people to think about Term Life Insurance instead of Mortgage Insurance when buying a home. Credits for images:  “Cartoon House” by Stefano A is licensed under CC BY 2.0  “question mark” by WingedWolf is licensed more… »

  • Using Adobe Spark to create an infographic
    by Melanie Doyle (@mdoylerdh)

    I have heard great things about Adobe Spark, I have also seen some other teachers including infographics as an assignment. I have always wanted to do this but feel I need to really understand how to make them before I can expect my students to. I did a very basic infographic and feel still very more… »

  • Business Plan Infographic
    by Kim Ball (@Kim)

    I teach an Entrepreneurship course in which the students need to prepare a business plan. This infographic shows the different steps needed for a successful business plan.

  • Create a Research poster- steps
    by Dorina Grossu (@dgrossu)

    I have created this poster to help students to create a research poster as one of their assignments. It has several simple steps that will help each student to visualize their results.

  • SFischer Experimenter Infographic
    by Sarah Fischer (@sfischer)

    Sustainable consumerism is a subject close to my heart. I created this infographic based on responses from a survey I completed on reusable cup habits in my community. Both the survey and now the infographic will be used as examples in an intro to computers course I teach in a general arts and science program more… »

    3 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.”

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