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FADA - Multimedia: Infographics

Resources and learning skills support for students of multimedia

What Is an Infographic (Examples, Tips, and How to Make One)

Key Components of an Infographic

  1. Story: Just as with any story you write, an infographic should contain a title, a beginning, middle and conclusion.
  2. Style:
    1. Visual appeal--catch the reader's eye
    2. Manageability--overview of message, don't be too detailed
    3. Hierarchy--use headings, color, text and images to showcase important information
  3. Simplicity: Decide upon one style for your images, graphics, and photos and stick to it!
  4. Size: Use fonts and images that are easy to read and interpret, don't go microscopic!
  5. Statistics: Use research, articles, and statistics to support your information.  Make sure they are current, reliable and on topic.
  6. Sources: Use quotes and give credit to your sources to establish credibility.
  7. Shareability: Provide readers with tools they need to follow up for more info, organization names, URLs, etc.

Templates and Online Resources

Types of Infographics - How to make Infographics

Why Should You Make an Infographic?

  • Provides visual presentations of information including statistics about a certain topic using graphics and text
  • Creativity is used to display data
  • Appeals to different parts of a reader's brain, helping them process the information in multiple ways
  • Reader's are able to view the results of your research in a compact format, a type of "bird's eye-view"
  • May be an extension of a written article
  • Helps to convey a complex messages in a clear and concise format
  • Helps the reader's spatial-temporal reasoning, which makes learning easier