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Infographics

Mobile Phone Infographic

Infographics are a visual representation of data that are displayed in a quick and easily understandable format. By using icons, imagery and graphics along with text it can enhance the audiences' understanding of the information. Being able to see trends within the data provided in a visual way.

Infographics can be used in a number of ways to show comparisons, presenting data, to explain something, raise awareness, inform consumers.

There are various different tools you can use to create elements for an infographic or the whole infographic itself.

Learn how to create an infographic in 15 easy steps here.

PowerPoint

Within PowerPoint you can add various elements to create images within your infographic.

The use of SmartArt and Chart graphics within PowerPoint is a great way of adding visual representations of data.

Also, for Office 365 (2016) on Windows you can add in icons.

How to create an infographic using PowerPoint & Pixlr.com/editor

SmartArt in PowerPoint
Icons in PowerPoint
Icon examples in PowerPoint

Colour Palette

Having a complimentary colour palette is important within design. This website lets you upload your images to see the colours that are included and suggests colours you could use in your design for text or other elements:

https://www.canva.com/color-palette/

https://learn.canva.com/learn/color-tips/

This website quickly generates colour schemes that you can include within your designs.

https://coolors.co/

Both include the Hex Colour Code, which you can use in software such as Photoshop to get the exact colour required.

Learning Typography

The text you use on your posters will also have an impact on your overall design and your audience. This link provides you with tips and tutorials on choosing different typography:

https://www.canva.com/learn/typography/

Below will help you to find out complimentary font combinations:

https://www.canva.com/font-combinations/

Online Tools

Here are a just a few examples of online apps that will allow you to make quick and easy apps to use to create amazing designs.

Canva

Canva is an online tool to make design simple for everyone.

You can use their templates to quickly create an exciting infographic and easily change images, text and colours to match your design. Otherwise, you can create your own size blank template and add elements in.

Easel.ly

Easel.ly is a free online infographic tool to help you create great designs with it's free templates which you can customise.

Picktochart

Picktochart is both an infographic and presentation app that allows you to turn boring data into something more appealing in a few simple steps. There is a free version, with paid for version giving you more template options.

Accessibility

Using accessible text, audio and visuals; click here.

Copyright free

Remember to think about copyright free material when creating your infographic. You may want to add images into your final piece that you are unable to shoot yourself. However, you have got to be aware of who owns the materials and you’ll need to check the copyright on them before you use them. There are some places where you can access copyright free material, please see the links below for a few examples.

The Creative Commons are an organisation that allows people to add copyright-licences to their work. Allowing the creators to clearly define what which rights they reserve and which they waive for the benefit of the people who are wanting to use it in their work.

For more information:

Creative Commons

Images

Pixabay

Pexel

Max Pixel

Icons

Icon resources

38 sets of free icons

Icon8

Noun Project