Infographics: Using Data Visualizations in Teaching and Research
An infographic is a powerful tool for communicating a complex, data-driven story. Learn strategies for creating infographics that can be used in your teaching and for making research accessible and memorable. You’ll learn about different types of infographics and some easy tools for creating one of your own.

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics via NeoMam Studies (animated infographic)
Crash Course in Infographics (PDF) via

Framework and Process

The Five Keys to a Great Infographic via (4:43)
The Anatomy of An Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visual via SpyreStudios
Infographic Design Framework by Linda Misiura
See Also: Visual Language in the Past, Present, Future by Linda Misiura
WTF Visualizations
Infographic Designs: Overview, Examples, and Best Practices
8 Types of Infographics, Which is Right for You? via piktochart
Storyboard Templates

Design, Colors, Fonts and Images

Top 50 Rules of Design (Infographic) by the Visual Communication Guy
Elements of Design (tools to make art) and Principles of Design (how to use the tools to make art) via Paper Leaf
Colors and Fonts (PDF) Research info from Lynell Burmark via Kathy Schrock
Color: Psychology vs Perception from Ayesha Ambreen
Colour Psychology (Pinboard) via Web Yogi
The 10 Commandments of Color Theory and The 10 Commandments of Typography via Designmantic
Colour Contrast Check
Adobe Kuler
The Noun Project
Finding, Using and Formatting Images
Additional Design Resources including Flickr and Icon links

Data and Charts

Choosing the Right Type of Data Chart via Digital Inspiration
Selecting the Right Chart Type for Your Data via Fusion Charts
IBM’s Many Eyes, Google’s Public Data (click on “My Datasets” to create your own), StatSilk, Tableau(free license for students, also see resources on the public Tableau page)
Hohli Chart Builder, Creately, Gliffy
3 easy steps to avoid deceitful data visualizations

Create Infographics

Lots of ways to customize your design
Thousands of free icons
Many different templates available
Many different templates available
Design program geared towards social media, presentations, or posters
Free version: only publish to the web publically
Import data from Excel, Google Spreadsheet (live), Survey Monkey
No data integration
Includes Pictograms and Icons
No data integration, access to over 8,000 templates
Embed media: YouTube, Vimeo, Slideshare, Flickr, URL
Free version: download or publish to the web
Free version: download, publish to the web, or share/embed
Interactive: Vizualize.Me, YouTube, Poll, Field Form, Basic Table
Free version: download multiple file types, many design tools and features

Free version: only publish to the web publically or share via social media

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3 Free PowerPoint Templates, also see Infographic by Ayman Sadiq for using PPT to create an infographic
Infographic Vectors on Freepik
Showeet (ppt templates) (use LinkedIn profile to create a visual resume type infographic)
The Best Tools for Visualizations via Read Write Web

Teaching with Infographics
Resources for Infographics as a Creative Asessment via Kathy Schrock
Teaching with Infographics: Places to Start via NYT Learning Blog
Examples of Infographic Rubrics via iRubric
Infographics via eLearning Examples


The 83 Best Infographics via CreativeBloq
55 Striking Data visualization and Infographic Poster Designs via InspirationFeed
Information Aesthetics
The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization
InfographicsNews Blog
Data Visualization and Infographics Resources via Smashing Magazine
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches via Smashing Magazine
Infographics Flickr Pool
Chart Porn: Data Visualizations You Just Gotta Love
Infographic Resumes

Additional Resources
Faculty Ed Tech PD wiki with slides and resources from workshops Infographic Tutorials

Edward Tufte

Alberto Cairo

Steven Few

David McCandless

More about visual resumes

About the Presenter

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Kristen Treglia is a Senior Instructional Technologist at Fordham University. She develops technology resources for faculty and teaches best practices for technology-based teaching methods and materials. She also has ten years’ experience teaching secondary mathematics and is well versed in social media and Web 2.0 technologies. |