Infographics are pretty popular. We share a lot of them on this site because they’re an easy way to consume information. They’re eye catching, the visuals tend to help people connect and remember the information, and they’re easy to share with just about anyone, even non-experts in a field. They often boil down a lot of information into very manageable pieces, so for teachers, they’re easy to check out and learn something quickly while browsing the internet during a lunch break or after school.
So how do you go about making your own infographic? Realistically, you only need a bit of computer know how and some time to mess around. There are a number of different tools out there that you can use to make your own infographics, and the handy infographic below details how one creator, Mia MacMeekin, goes about using Piktochart to make her awesome infographics. Keep reading to learn more, and when you’re done making your own infographics, make sure to share them with us!
Search, find, observe, read, collect, cross reference, organize, and set out the information you want to use in your infographic
Choose from a theme or start from scratch, and build the ‘pieces’ of your graphic
Select colors, shading, background, icons, text, fonts, fading, and all of the other things that will make your design unique. Add in links where you need to. Don’t forget to add your information and a creative commons copyright (if you choose to use it) so that your work will be shown as yours, and hopefully properly attributed to you!