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 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.
info.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.
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.
Visualize 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.