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Introduction to Infographics

October 10 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

Program Partner: UofT Libraries
GPS Credit: 1 in Research-Related Skills

Infographics are a specific type of data visualization that uses a mix of data, visuals, and text to inform or persuade. They are common in marketing and social media, but are becoming more popular as a way to attract and engage with audiences to share your message. They can be used to promote yourself and your activities and discoveries; from marketing a new business product or service, to sharing research results with the public or stakeholders.

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will introduce participants to best practices and guidelines for designing effective infographics and evaluating them. For the final part of the workshop, participants will get a chance to go through the entire design process of an infographic, from determining the story, sketching the layout, choosing fonts and colours, and finally using a common online infographic creation tool called Piktochart, to implement the design and create a finished infographic.

For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.