Monday, November 7, 2011


Everywhere I turn these days I'm bumping into info on infographics... or IGs

Infographics have long been used in mainstream media to convey complex information quickly - so how and where do they fit in VELS and the VCE, or the new Australian Curriculum for that matter?

Silvia Tolisano has some great ideas  on creating infographics with students and Kathy Schrock has an amazing collection of infographic links

Here's some of the references I've come across roughly sorted into:
 Articles - about infographics, how they're used and where they came from.
 Collections - sites that regularly feature examples of IGs.
 HowTos - practical guides on how to present data as an IG, or create graphics.
 Tools - suggestions on tools to use to create infographics.

Have you used or created infographics in the classroom?

Leave a comment, share your examples or experience.

Those of you who'd like to get really geeky about this should look up Edward Tufte.  One of the world's most respected authorities on information design.


The Do’s And Don’ts Of Infographic Design great article from Smashing mag. But then all smashingmags articles tagged IGs are worth a read if you need to get up to speed.

Why the infographic is the next Australian content trend

Informationgraphics in context

Three reasons to use infographics


( and where to share your infographics)

10 Beautiful Social Media Infographics

Also, don't forget the power of Google image search - search infographic and any topic of interest

eg. australian infographics or education infographics

Education examples

How to get better grades through social media

Coolinfographics features a bunch of education related IGs as do socrato with 10 edu infographics and Edtechtool with their edu IG collection


Make Your Own Infographic

How to create outstanding modern infographics

How to create infographics

The anatomy of an infographic

From sketch to infographic - using Illustrator

How to make infographics with impact

How to create viral infographics that build backlinks

Infographics: How to Make Them Work Best

Huge Infographics Design Resources: Overview, Principles, Tips and Examples


Round up of free IG tools at

Cross platform SVGs with SVGweb

Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily

Apps for creating IG resumes