Power of infographics
As the people at the official google blog have pointed out, our eyes our drawn to visuals over text. I’ve attempted my first ever infographic. I choose to create an info graphic with THREE facts about World Poverty. The first attempt I was created with Piktochart which has a very easy interface but the free version has very basic graphics and three templates to choose from. The paid version has a lot more features and a lot more graphics to choose from.
I tried to create a infographic that displayed my understanding of C.R.A.P.
Here is my first attempt:
I shared this with the class and told the group I wasn’t happy with the end result. This is partly due to the limitations of Piktochart and more about my lacking Photoshop skills and patience.
After class, I took note of the feedback and added visuals to the first two facts. My new visuals were created with Google Drawing then screenshot and uploaded to My infographic in the Piktochart editor. While tweaking the infographic I realized I really needed to change the theme and since that wasn’t an option, I decided to change the background instead.
The World Poverty info graphic version 2 is much more aesthetically pleasing. It has more C.R.A.P. and also includes a Creative Commons license at the very bottom.
Overall, this project has made me better appreciate info graphics and more so design layout (C.R.A.P.). It is very time consuming to create interesting, accurate and visually grabbing infographics.
Here is my final version: