What to Expect

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Infographics are beautiful but not easy to create. Many online infographic creation tools like Venngage, PiktoChart, and Canva make it sound so easy. You just pick a template, make beautiful charts and visuals, and finally share it with others. It actually takes work to make a good infographic. A good infographic has a clear message, tells a cohesive story, employs exactly the right amount of data correctly represented, and uses design elements to support the message. This website, STEM Literacy thorough Infographics, is here to guide you in making a good infographic. It’s not easy but our resources will support you each step of the way.

Overview of the Process

When it comes to how you would go about making your infographic, there is no magical 3-step process. Most infographics, just like any good piece of journalism, takes careful planning and research, constructive feedback, and numerous revisions. The process diagrams below are recommendations and summaries of what students actually did. You can expect something similar as you create your own infographic.

Infographic Creation Walkthroughs

These infographic creation walkthroughs are screen recordings of vigorously-created infographics by CISL interns. In these videos, the interns walk us through their thinking and process of the infographics they created in their topic of interest. Watch a few to get a better sense of how it’s done.

More Milk, less Cows

August 20th, 2014|

CISL Intern Taylor Morgan walks us through the creation of her latest infographic, "More Milk, less Cows."

Video Games and Violence, Part 1

August 19th, 2014|

CISL Intern Blaise walks us through the first stages of his design and data source management for his infographic on video games and violence.

Dinosaurs to Birds

June 19th, 2014|

CISL Intern Julian walks us through his infographic tracing the connections between dinosaurs and birds.

Where did all the Shrimp go?

May 20th, 2014|

CISL Intern Daniel walks us through and early draft of his infographic about dead zones and declining shrimp catches.

More Milk, Less Cows Early Design

May 20th, 2014|

CISL Intern Taylor walks us through the early design stages of More Milk, Less Cows.

When do you really pay for tobacco use?

April 20th, 2014|

CISL Intern Guadalupe Gaona walks us through her creation process for an infographic on the timeline for side effects of tobacco use.

Numbers and Cows

April 18th, 2014|

CISL Intern Taylor Morgan walks us through her number crunching as she works on her infographic "More Milk, less Cows."

Ear Buds and Hearing Loss

December 18th, 2013|

CISL Intern Taylor Morgan walks us through the creation process for her infographic about Ear Buds and Hearing Loss.

Zombie Bees

August 18th, 2013|

CISL Intern Taylor Morgan walks us through the creation process for her infographic on Zombie Bees.