external image infographic-of-infographics_50290ae330621_w587.pngInfographic of Infographics infographic

DATA - Use precise data and analysis. Follows the code of ethics about infographics.

SOURCES - Information that is presented is sourced.

STORY & FLOW - More than charts of numbers. The data is presented as a story.

DESIGN STYLE - Match the topic.

COLOR & SIZE- Used to catch the eye before the infographic is 'read'. Use of Color and Size make different values visually different.

ICONS - Simple visual ways to show complex data.

DIAGRAMS & CHARTS - Easy to understand.

WORDS - Make the case concisely and clearly.



Evaluating Infographics
What INFOGRAPHIC EXEMPLARS can you find and recommend?
Work with a partner or small group to explore the infographic sites and examples below.

Use the Questions below to guide your thinking and discussion:
  1. Look at the examples and identify what you like/don't like about each one.
  2. What is the infographic about? What story is being told?
  3. How are colors used differently in each one? Are some colors more powerful than others?
  4. How are objects displayed on each one? Do sizes of the objects matter in showing the intended information?
  5. How could colors, sizes, and kinds of objects be used to mislead people away from the data?
  6. How do the words support or distract from the message?
  7. Make notes about what you notice and like/don't like about the infographics. Your students will be creating some throughout the year and these notes will remind you of what you visually like to see and will serve as a starting point for you.