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Designing Effective Infographics

Infographics Creators

There are many infographics creators available, including these free, browser-based options. See this article for comparisons of the features of several options.

You can also use PowerPoint to create your own infographic from scratch.

This blog post contains useful information about how to choose a size for your infographic.

Useful Tools

View helpful infographics about information design from The Visual Communication Guy.

Explore various types of infographics.

Find color palette inspiration.

Image Sources

These are good sources for images. Be sure to download the highest quality available.

Cite Sources

Be sure to credit your sources! Check with your professor to find out what kind of source citations are acceptable for your specific project. One option that won't disrupt the flow of your infographic is to use footnotes and include all sources at the bottom.

What is an Infographic?

What is an infographic, and why would I want to use one?

What is an Infographic?
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Examples of Infographics

Below are links to sample infographics, including a "worst" example with detailed explanation of what went wrong.

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Bucknell Student Examples

Value of Visualization


Faculty, if you're adding an infographic or other visual assignment to your course, feel free to modify and use this rubric.