15. Infographics

Infographics is a hot new buzz word, but infographics are just ways you can display information visually. I’m sure you’ve seen infographics, like the many that are out there about libraries, like Librarians in the Digital Age (note: original link is broken, infographic can be viewed here). Or maybe you’ve seen some describing what things are, like What’s in a Meme. Or maybe you’ve seen book infographics, like Most Famous Book Set in Every State (ours really isn’t a surprise).

Infographics are here to stay because they are great for visual people, people who want to see graphics and statistics in more appealing ways than just a paragraph of words. So this Thing will introduce you to a couple tools where you can create your own, simple infographic, and where you can find some interesting infographics.

Blogging for this Thing

Use at least one of these apps to either create an infographic (real or fake doesn’t matter, just play with the tool) or to find some interesting infographics. Write a blog post about what you think about the app and how you may be able to use it personally or professionally. If you know of another app that would fit under this Thing, tell us about it in your blog, too.

infographics hub appInfographics Hub: Apple / Android

Infographics Hub is all about finding infographics. This is a collection of the newest infographics on the web, and they are from all different sorts of categories. You’ll find statistical infographics, educational infographics, and just plain silly infographics.

Click here for help getting started with Infographics Hub.

infographic apple appinfo.Graphics: Apple only

info.Graphics is all about finding infographics. This is a collection of the newest infographics from all different sorts of categories. You’ll find infographics about education, social media, technology, and just plain silly infographics.

Click here for help getting started with info.Graphics.

i vi touchi Visual Info Touch Lite (Free): Apple / Android

Designed specifically for tablets, i Visual Info Touch allows you to create infographics within minutes. Your graphics can include diagrams, text, and photos, and there is a large objects library to include in your designs.

NOTE: We had a hard time with the Android app. Often it wouldn’t open at all. It was the only infographic creation app we could find for Android devices, so if you know of something else, please use that app for this and blog about it in your Thing 15 blog post.

Click here for help getting started with i Visual.

Visualize appVisualize Free: Apple only

Visualize allows you to use images, illustrations, text, images, lines, and more to make a simple infographic. There is a library full of different icons and stationery to make your infographic pop.

Click here for help getting started with Visualize.

4 thoughts on “15. Infographics

  1. Laura June 3, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

    I’m having trouble getting Vizualize Free.

    • 23mobilethingsmn June 5, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply

      It appears that it is still listed, but just as Visualize (not Visualize Free).

  2. Audrey Betcher June 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I have an Android smart phone and I am not seeing Infographics Hub or i Visual Info Touch Lite in the Play Store. I’ve double checked spelling. What might I be doing wrong?

    • 23mobilethingsmn June 9, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

      I don’t see iVisual Info Touch Lite either, but Infographics Hub came up and appears to have installed correctly. Perhaps they were down for some reason – maybe try again? And if it doesn’t work, feel free to look for another infographics app and try that instead if you prefer.

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