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Design Guide: Infographics

Welcome

Well-designed visuals can make your data more engaging. This webpage is full of tips and resources to help you make infographics that will wow your audience and impress your professors.


Planning Worksheet

Great design follows from good process. This worksheet will take you through important steps in planning your infographic.

Tutorials

Intro to Data Visualization | by Cheryl Graham @ Envato Tuts+ | 4m 18s

This video summarizes the basics of data visualization, including how to make sense of your data, what are the best types of charts/images to use with your data, and what kind of story do you want to tell with your information.

 

Learning Infographic Design | Lynda.com tutorial | 1hr 11min

This Lynda tutorial outlines how to make an infographic using Adobe Illustrator. An explanation of Illustrator’s tools and basic design principles are covered.

 

Data Visualization: Storytelling | Lynda.com tutorial | 1hr 37min

Narratives aren’t just for books – your infographic should tell a story too! This video goes over various strategies on how to analyze your data to find meaningful relationships.

 

Data Visualization for Data Analysts | Lynda.com tutorial | 1hr 31min

While Adobe Illustrator is a great tool, this video introduces other programs that can be used for infographic design, as well as discussing design elements such as color and scale in more depth.

Get Inspired

with examples of great infographics

Excellent visuals

Excellent data


Tools

PowerPoint

Difficulty: Medium

 

Piktochart

Difficulty:Easy

 

Illustrator

Difficulty:

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Design Assets

Images

Find images, maps, and icons to include in your infographic

More info on citing and reusing media ethically

Layout/Color Schemes

Tools to help you choose a color scheme and visual layout

Fonts

Customize your infographic with creative, eye-catching fonts


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  • Last Updated: Oct 28, 2020 1:01 PM
  • URL: https://guides.lib.unc.edu/infographics