Infographics…Data and Statistics That Aren’t…Boring.

October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Now that you have a basic understanding of creating an interactive survey/response poll to gather data specific to a particular topic, it’s time to examine options afterthe data is collected and aggregated. One of the most recent and very popular trends in displaying statistical data is through the use of an infographic. Infographics are a visual display of statistics and facts using logos, symbols, charts, etc. These charts allow people to digest lots of information in a short period of time, while almost telling a story. There are essentially two key considerations that need to be met for an infographic to be effective. One, it must be visually appealing. Two, it must present facts in an easy to read manner.

Image Courtesy of http://infographiclabs.com/news/what-is-an-infographic/

Your assignment is to take the data you collected through your election survey, and create an infographic that presents that information in graphical form. Since this is your first true attempt at creating an infographic, we will be using an online builder found here. Be sure to consider not only the visual layout of the design, but HOW you will present the information (bar graph, pie chart, icons, webs, etc.), and in what order.

 

Once the survey is completed, it is to be launched via your blog (embedded), and distributed to your peers through your social networking tools (post to Facebook as well if you wish).

Read These Before Beginning:

-5 Tips to Creating an Infographic People Want to Read

-10 Steps to Designing an Amazing Infographic

-How to Create a Story for your Infographic

Comments are closed.