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  • diy infographics kate davis | @katiedavis | qut

  • data visualisation infographics visual thinking information design

  • communicate sense-make make accessible unravel complexity clarify

  • im not a visual person

  • i dont have a creative bone in my body

  • were wired for visualisation

    blog.visual.ly/why-is-data-visualization-so-hot/

  • proliferation of tools drowning, not waving big data open data

  • visu

    alis

    atio

    n

  • communicate data visually

  • bringing together data from different sources

  • 20th century death. Information is beautiful informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/20th-century-death/

  • 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

  • info

    grap

    hics

  • communicate stories visually

  • infographics are stories that incorporate visualisations

  • video image interactive

  • the digital lives of american mums. nielsen nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/digital-lives-of-american-moms.html

  • 13 reasons why your brain craves infographics

  • 16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics

  • 76%

    of the extreme poor live in rural areas

    16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics

  • 16 useless infographics theguardian.com/news/datablog/gallery/2013/aug/01/16-useless-infographics

  • fast

    for

    war

    d

  • info

    rmat

    ion

    desi

    gn

  • visu

    al

    thin

    king

  • our thoughts are like this

    or maybe like this and we try to make them like this

  • DOG

  • sense-make in pictures

  • communicate ideas in pictures

  • infographics sketchnotes mind maps diagrams visualisations

  • info

    grap

    hics

  • examples

  • tools

  • free & easy infographic tools piktochart

    visua.ly infogr.am

    visme canva

    easel.ly

  • diy design youll need:

    powerpoint / keynote maybe photoshop sources for icons

    fonts inspiration

  • most useful thing youll learn about today:

    the noun project

  • katedavis.info slides, resource

    & tool lists, useful reading

  • process

  • good infographics start with

    good data

    good analysis

    a good story

    good information design

    visual impact

  • 1. organise your data find, sort, organise data

    go to original sources

    organise references

  • 2. find your story what is it you want to say?

    then pull out the data that tells your story

  • 3. plan work out dimensions

    create a (very rough) wireframe

  • 4. design how can you best

    represent the data? graphs? numbers? images?

  • 4. design consider:

    size, typography, colour, shapes, images, layout

  • 4. design tips:

    keep it simple

    choose a colour palette

    balance visually heavy areas

  • play

  • activity design it!

  • activity share

  • library databases

    which search tool do students use?

    QUT | LIBRARY

    quick find 66%

    library databases 31%

    library catalogue 0.3%

    specific quick convenient

    efficient easy

    accessible

    used because...

  • library databases

    which search tool do students use?

    QUT | LIBRARY

    quick find 66%

    library databases 31%

    library catalogue 0.3%

    why do they use these tools?

    QUT | LIBRARY

    specific quick convenient

    efficient easy

    accessible

  • thank you!

    katedavis.info kate davis | @katiedavis | qut