CH 3 Assignment: Creating an Infographic

This assignment will help you to create an infographic, which is a visual representation of your research.

Guidelines for creating an effective infographic:
  1. Make a claim: a good infographic should state or imply a claim and present evidence to support that claim.
  2. Use accurate data: once you state your claim, find evidence to support it (quoted material, statistics, findings, etc.).
  3. Write concisely: an infographic’s text should be clear, concise, and brief.
  4. Don’t present too much information: readers may be turned off or intimidated by too much text or or a graphic is too packed with images to be effective.
  5. Finalize and review your research: this will help you with the next step.
  6. Familiarize yourself with the data and the different ways to present it, and then choose the most appropriate visual representation for your project.
  7. Choose colors and fonts that match or seem appropriate to your overall message.
  8. Consider creating two different versions of your infographic so that you may choose the most effective one for your specific audience and purpose.
  9. Cite all your image sources.

 

Additional Resources

Here are a few sites to help you create your infographic:

  • Piktochart: a web-based infographic creator with many themes, graphics, and user-friendly editing tools.
  • Hubspot: offers several free templates for creating infographics in PowerPoint.
  • Canva: a web-based infographic creator with several free templates
  • Venngage: offers free options for creating infographics
  • Visme: free online tool for making infographics

 

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