Attendees will learn how to design and create an infographic using free or freely available tools such as Piktochart and PowerPoint. This workshop will begin with a brief overview of infographics as a means of presenting information or research. Students will then participate in generating and sketching a visual theme for a topic. Students will be shown resources for royalty-free and Creative Commons licensed images and icons, and will be given guidance on image attribution. This will be followed by a demonstration of digital tools to create infographics. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with these tools.
After this workshop, students will be able to:
- Identify a visual theme and select an appropriate style for their topic (e.g. road map, comparison chart, etc.)
- Sketch an outline of an infographic
- Present/translate data into an appropriate visual form
- Locate royalty-free and Creative Commons licensed images (and attribute when necessary)
- Locate the major functions (select background, add images, add text) in browser-based infographic tools (e.g. Piktochart) and in PowerPoint
Skill Type: Digital Literacy
Delivery Method: Open workshop
Ideal Audience: Students, Staff, or Faculty, with some experience using PowerPoint
Time Required: 60 minutes
Best Practice: This workshop pairs well with an assignment that requires data visualization. Workshops can be scheduled to account for assignment due dates.
Technology Required: Provided.
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