August 15, 2014
The use of visual aids in teaching is a practice well established in the education literature and teaching pedagogy. Visuals tend to enhance the content’s comprehensibility and simplify complex processes. However, with the emergence of web2.0 technologies and the rapid uptake of digital media this visual feature of communication has been exponentially developed especially with the appearance of infographics.
Infographics are visual representations of data. They are a blend of different materials such as text, graphs, pictures, symbols, flowchats, diagrams…etc. Infographics aim at presenting information in such a visually appealing way that facilitates its intake by viewers. There are now several web tools that allow you to easily create stunning infographics without the need for any advanced technology knowledge. Most of these platforms provide pre-made templates that you can use to build your visual. I have already featured some of these tools in previous posts. Check them out here:
In today’s post, I want to share with you this awesome graphic that features 7 steps to create an engaging infographic. These steps are :
- Selection of topic
- Idea selection
- Content research
- Edit the information
- Types of graphical data
- Content visualization: art illustration direction
- First full draft: put the pieces together
- Revision: check, refine and perfect
Read on to learn more about each of these steps.