“Every field has some central tension it is trying to resolve. Visualization deals with the inhuman scale of the information and the need to present it at the very human scale of what the eye can see.”
Learning Target: Students will create an infographic to inform a global audience.
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Here is a short talk by Alex Lundry of Ignite DC explaining why we naturally gravitate to visual communication channels and what power data viz holds as a vehicle for subjective messaging in political communication.
Resources For Making Infographics:
Creation and Design
Piktochart – Transforms your information into memorable presentations.
- Infogr.am – Create interactive charts and infographics.
- Gephi – Like Photoshop for data. Graph visualization and manipulation software.
- Tableau Public – Free data visualization software.
- Free Vector Infographic Kit – Vector infographic elements from MediaLoot.
- easel.ly – Create infographics online.
- Weave – Web-based analysis and visualization environment.
- iCharts – Charts made easy.
- ChartsBin – A web-based data visualization tool.
- GeoCommons – See your data on a map.
- VIDI – A suite of powerful Drupal visualization modules.
- Prefuse – Information visualization software.
- StatSilk – Desktop and online software for mapping and visualization.
- Gliffy – Online diagram and flowchart software.
- Hohli – Online charts builder.
- Many Eyes – Lets you upload data and create visualizations.
- Google Chart Tools – Display live data on your site.
- Power Points to Infographics – Use a basic tool like ppt. and make infographics.
Creating Personal Infographics
- Biogrify – Create a fun visual snapshot of your life.
- Vizify TweetSheet – Your Twitter activity as an instant infographic.
- Photo Stats – App for creating iPhone infographics out of your photo data.
- Re.vu – A visual resume tool.
- Vizualize.me – Visualize your resume in one click.
- Kinzaa – Build your infographic resume.
Images & Vector Graphics