The video embedded below was prepared as a Discovery Session opportunity for the Ashford University Teaching and Learning Conference in November 2015. You are encouraged to post a comment here or contact me individually to discuss infographics and to share your infographics.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5efIblIChmM
Example citations for this session to use are:
Johnson, L. (2015). Developing cognitive skills: Infographics for CAVES! [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5efIblIChmM
Johnson, L. (2015). Developing cognitive skills: Infographics for CAVES! [Weblog post]. Retrieved from http://reflectivelearning.net/2015/11/02/infographics/
1. Distinguish infographics from other graphic formats
2. Recognize the characteristics of an effective infographic
3. Recognize instructional strategies for using infographics
4. Locate existing infographics for use in instructional designs
5. Recall technologies for creating effective infographics
6. Plan use of familiar technologies to create infographics
Criteria for Evaluating Infographics
These criteria are meant to be a starting set of considerations for anyone creating a rubric or other evaluation tool for assessing infographics you create or learners create in coursework.
- Has a (main) point
- Is Data driven
- Includes references
- Includes high impact visuals
- Designed with high contrast colors
- Utilizes consistent color scheme
- Is accessible… i.e., minimal text describing visuals
Remember, when creating infographics, you and your learners are employing and sharpening higher-order cognitive skills – remember these verbs as you write outcomes and objectives for infographics – CAVES:
Below are several of the resources shared in the video. If you know of other resources about infographics you would like to share, please post in a comment to this post!
Books About Infographics
Krum, R. (2013). Cool infographics: Effective communication with data visualization. Wiley. ISBN-13: 978-1118582305.
Meyer, E. K. (1997). Designing infographics. Hayden Books. ISBN-13: 978-1568303390.
Beegel, J. (2014). Infographics for dummies. For Dummies. ISBN-13: 978-1118792384.
Websites About Infographics
Ross, A. (2009, June 7). Infographic designs: Overview, examples, and best practices. Retrieved from http://www.instantshift.com/2009/06/07/infographic-designs-overview-examples-and-best-practices/
Schrock, K. (2010-2014). Infographics as creative assessment. Retrieved from http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html
Resources for Finding Existing Infographics
Google Images: https://images.google.com/
Web-Based Infographic Creation Tools*
*Remember, though, for non-technology intensive courses or to avoid issues with requiring 3rd party / web-based tools as part of your instructional designs, consider using familiar and common technologies such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Word, or possible, Google Slides and Docs.