DIY Infographics – Remix, Ideate, Create

Now that we’ve explored the science, history, and future of Infographics, it is time for some real-world investigation and application. Keep in mind that this is about how we CREATE KNOWLEDGE by MAKING SENSE of DATA and INFORMATION through SENSE PERCEPTION (in this case, visuals, or sight, and text, or language).

Infographic creation goes back to Early Man (click here for more)

Step 1: Peruse WIRED MAGAZINE for a real-life example of a non-interactive, print-based infographic. 

Step 2: REMIX the exisiting Infographic. You will trasnform it and give it new life by taking the data available and changing up how it is presented. Be adventurous, and use the tools in the links provided below.

Step 3: D.I.Y. Infographic. You will be telling an original story with data and visuals/text. If you choose to do this by hand, you’ll need to scan or take a photo of it for your blog.

This link has a lovely infographic chart which spells out the process.

It involves BRAINSTORMING, IDEA SELECTION, CURATING DATA (research and editing), and CONCEPTUAL VISUALIZATION

Here is a SCRIBD slideshow which highlights your basic goals

***Be sure to work on something that interests you. You might even want to tie it to another project such as CAS, EE, or something you are doing in another DP course. Or, it might be something to do with a hobby or other interest you have. OR you might want to create your own resume- type infographic like the ones found HERE

SOURCES TO HELP:

Livebinder on Infographics (the tab called “Creating Infographics”)

TOK blog – scroll to “Creating Infographics” pink title and search the sources below

Vuvox.com – this would be a unique tool to use, especially if you choose to incorporate photography

Free Word Cloud generators

BUT WAIT..THERE’s MORE!

Top 2011 Infographics (very cool) My personal fav is this flow chart on the History of Science Fiction

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Here’s a close-up

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Here are 2011 Infographics that are Still Relevant Today. One of my favorites is the Apple Tree:

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This website offers a look into the sketching phases and ideation of a data viz team. I like the one called “Arrested Development“, about the #OccupyWallStreet Tweets and arrests

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If you click HERE their process is explained in detail

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