CHW 3M 2012: So What IS an Infographic?

Since some students are wary of attempting the “day in the life” infographic we discussed, I will provide you with another way of creating your graphic piece.

The image to the right is an infographic I designed last semester. Notice the following:

  • there is one central image
  • other images have been added to help the viewer visualize the information
  • this particular infographic is statistic-based

You can see other examples of infographics here. Notice how the infographics:

  • use the entire page (thus, they are very different from poster boards)
  • show relationships between facts and figures. A lot is going on, but the pieces still feel unified.
  • provide the viewer with an overall understanding of the topic

Thus, I’d like you to apply the following to your infographic:

  • Avoid dead space (again, avoid the poster board look featuring a few images slapped onto the page)
  • Choose a strong central image. This image should reflect Egyptian life.
  • Include images, facts, and details.  Use words and graphics (arrows, etc) to connect them.
  • Identify the central idea you wish the viewer to take away from your infographic. Make sure that everything in your infographic connects to your central idea.

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