Chapter III: Infographic Visualization (A Complete Data Visualization Course)

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Welcome to the third chapter of ‘A Complete Data Visualization Course‘ on Infographic visualization.

Introduction

An infographic visualization or simply an infographic is a type of visualization that focuses on conveying some information through visual aid. Such visualizations play a major role in assisting analytics, awareness, factoids, etc.

How does impeachment work is a perfect example of an infographic made by Randy Krum that shows the six-part process of impeachment.

Industrial Use Cases of Infographic Visualizations

Three of the most important use cases for automotive visualizations are as follows:

  1. Reporting – Businesses use infographics to report their progress, obstacles, etc. to executives, stakeholders and even clients.
  2. Marketing – Infographics are a great marketing tool and many industries use it to get an edge to their competitors.
  3. Educating – The general population can be educated about many things through the means of well-made infographics. Various organizations have made infographics about right eating habits, global warming, etc. to educate their audience about such things.

Getting Started With Infographic Visualization

Getting started with Infographics may be quite overwhelming for someone who has never worked with tools like Photoshop. So, to make the process easier and almost as good as photoshop, we suggest using Canva to make your Infographics.

Canva is democratizing design by allowing non-professional and professionals to get started with design in no time.

First Step: Login and create a design

Use your Google or Facebook account to login into Canva or sign up with email. After you do so, click on create a design and type ‘Infographic’ in Search.

The Infographic design provides a design canvas of 800px x 2000px in size.

Second Step: Select a Template

Once the design page is ready, click on the ‘Template’ option on the sidebar. Canva has already made a lot of starting templates for you to use as your own infographic.

Scroll through the templates and find a one that you like. Click on the template to get the design onto the design canvas.

Third Step: Edit the Template

The third and final step is to make your own edits onto the template such that it resonates with what you want to do. Be creative and provide informative content through your infographic.

We hope you can get the best out of Canva for making infographics from now onwards.

Learn about it from Mr Dimmick’s Computing Channel

This video on Mr Dimmick’s Computing Channel teaches you how to create an infographic using Canva:

The video goes over how data collected from a survey can be used for creating an infographic in Canva using various free elements.

In Conclusion

We hope that this chapter from ‘A Complete Data Visualization Course‘ helps you get started on creating amazing and meaningful Spatio-temporal visualizations.

Continue your learning to the fourth chapter of this course, ‘Chapter IV: Aesthetical Visualization‘.

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