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Multimedia Workshops: Infographics

This Guide outlines the variety of Multimedia offerings at the GT Library

Infographics

“Information graphics” or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. Consider an infographics workshop to introduce your department, faculty or students to these important technical skills. Tools might include : Piktochart, Venngage, Canva, Illustrator, MS Publisher and others.

Example Web-based Free Tools for creating infographics:

Not only does the library provide this technical training, but a wide variety of design software is freely available in the Library's Multimedia Studio.(Library- Ground floor) or via campus V-lab( mycloud.gatech.edu) . Some software examples InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and open source tools  etc. These software packages can be useful when creating materials for academic presentations or poster sessions.

Cameras, tripods and tools for creating high quality images for these projects are available for check out at the main library desk ( Library Store - 1st floor) They can be reserved in advance for individuals or classes.- Contact Justin Ellis about  equipment check out or reservations.

Infographics workshops should be scheduled in advance- Please allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice with instructors. This allows us time to tailor a workshop for a particular audience or for course content and assignments. Classes may be requested with shorter notice, but be advised we may not be able to fulfill your request and learning objectives for the session may be limited. Your input is vital in workshop development process.

Workshops are generally held in the Homer Rice Center ( Computer Lab Classroom) - Ground floor of the library where software is readily available., but workshops can be held in other classrooms on campus if required technologies are available.

Available Instructors: Alison Valk 

Infographics workshops

INFOGRAPHICS:

There are many tools (both proprietary and open source ) that can be used to create infographics. The appropriate tool should be selected based on the expected learning objectives for the session and class content.

Introductory level workshops generally include sample exercises that may include the following topics:

A (50 minute) workshop will include a sample of 3-4 practice exercises

A (75- 90 minute) workshop will include a sample of 6-10 practice exercises.

Example Exercises

  • Creating images or documents in Piktochart or similar tool
  • Cropping images.
  • Clipping masks
  • Using the symbol library in Illustrator
  • Generating a  color scheme based on images.
  • Creating custom graphics / or charts.
  • Text wrap on images.

Intermediate/ specialized topics can be planned by request.

Available Instructor : Alison Valk

Sample Student Infographics

Students created simple Infographics to depict how they spent their time in a week.

Color palette Generators/ Tools

Color palette generators- Tools for selecting color schemes for visuals.