What is an Infographic?
An infographic is a quickly understood and clear visual representation of information, such as through diagrams, timelines, flowcharts, maps, word clouds, graphs, tables, and so on.
Other infographics examples:
- coolinfographics.com - a blog about infographics, loaded with great content
- pinterest.com - countless examples resulting from search for "infographic"
Tools and Guidance
The most popular, and proven effective, organizational model is called L.A.T.C.H. (see vimeo.com/17430125):
- Location; organizing information based on space or place, such as a map
- Alphabetical; if there’s no other prevailing strong organizational structure
- Time; as in timelines, directions, or other sequential information
- Category; types of information, like gender, music genre or product type
- Hierarchy; as in tallest to shortest, most expensive to least, youngest to oldest
Sites to assist in creating infographics:
- easel.ly - a few templates, fairly customizable, requires login, free
- piktochart.com - a few templates, requires login, basic features free
- infogr.am - a few templates, requires login, basic features free
- creately.com - free diagram creator, many templates
- gliffy.com - free diagram creator/editor, very customizable
- dipity.com - free timeline creator, with many cool features
- canva.com - many shared templates, customizable, requires login, free
- prezi.com - pan and zoom canvas, requires login, basic features free
- wordle.net - word cloud generator
This page is designed to show new and experienced colleagues three possible models, methods, and approaches to multimodal composing: textual/hybrid; digital; and material.
For context, see Multimodality & Multimodal Composing in First Year Writing; Multimodal Composing: Claims & Implementation (2014) and Toward Some Shared Vocabulary and Assumptions: Literacy & Technology (2013).
Have a multimodal assignment and resulting student project — with their permission — that you’d like to contribute here? Please send them to Michael.
Hybrid—alphabetic text, visuals; multimodal essays; photo essays; exploring textual & typographic conventions
Digital: blogs, social media, audio, video, photo/audio essays; might include remix & remediation, typographic explorations