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Random Thoughts on Instructional Design

Creating Information Graphic

Infographics use visual symbols to communicate and summarize complex information at a glance. They tell the story hidden in the data. They can compare multiple variables in a single graphic by using differences in color, size, shape, and orientation. They can be used for teaching complex concepts, engaging students in higher order thinking activities, or as part of a research report or grant application.

Thing to keep in mind when planning an infographic or student activity using infographics:

  • Who is the target audience?
  • What do you want the audience to learn?
  • What does the audience want to learn from you?
  • Decide what data should not be illustrated.

Three data elements to draw attention to are:

  1. trends
  2. outliers
  3. counterintuitive facts

Sites for Inspiration

Interactive Visualization Examples

Visualization Design Tools

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