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Designing Infographics

Description

Creating and presenting visually attractive data is an art form. Infographics, also known as information graphics, are visual representations of data, knowledge or information using clever composition and visual flow in a clear, understandable, visually stimulating way. This course will teach you to assess data, define your message and then plan and execute well designed infographics that are clear and easy to understand.

Prerequisites

This course is great for any designer who wants to create an infographic, has a basic understanding of illustrator, and wants to know the best workflow for executing this type of process from start to finish.

Assumed Knowledge

Some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required. However, this course focuses less on the software and more on practical examples and discussions.

Skills

  • Introduction to the importance of Infographics
  • An overview of the history of Infographics, what they are and how they should be used
  • Examples of good and bad Infographics
  • A look at the many types of Infographics and which to use when (charts, timelines, graphs, bubble graphs, pictographs etc.)

  • Course content

    DATA COLLECTION

    • Collecting data: resources and methods
    • Setting up a data collection strategy
    • The 5 questions to ask to find the right data

    FINDING THE STORY IN YOUR DATA

    • Analysing the data you have been given
    • Finding the points that are worth illustrating

    THE DESIGN PROCESS

    • Planning your infographic
    • Web versus print usage
    • Psychology behind data perception
    • How to easily communicate your idea
    • An overview of design principles, colour and typography and how to apply them to your infographic

    ILLUSTRATOR TIPS AND TRICKS

    • An overview of all the features utilised in Adobe Illustrator to make your infographic stand out (gradients, patterns, effects, 3D features)

Level: Introduction
Price: £497.00

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