Answered By: Kristie Keuntjes, Learning Services Coordinator Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018 Views: 1606
What is an infographic?
An infographic is a visual representation of information intended to make the information presented easier to understand and digested quickly. It is a visual meant to clarify and explain information. Here is an example of an infographic from Rasmussen College:
What should I keep in mind while creating an infographic?
Keep in mind what the goal is in the infographic. Here are some examples of common infographics and best practices for each type of infographic:
Statistical infographics: Put the focus on data. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:
Informational infographics: Clearly communicates a new/specialized concept or provides an overview of a topic. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:
Timeline infographics: Visualizes the history of an event or timeframe. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:
Process infographics: Provides a summary or overview of the steps in a process. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:
Comparison infographics: Offers an unbiased comparison of two options
How do I create an infographic?
There are many different options available to you to create infographics. The resource of choice is Venngage.
Venngage offers a great support page to help you troubleshoot your way through creating an infographic: https://support.venngage.com/
- Getting started
- Editor functions
- Text and fonts
- Icons and shapes
- Images and uploads
- Graphs and charts
- Icon charts
- Export and download
- Publish and share
- Page settings
**Please note: Venngage has its own help/support page if you should need assistance. You can also search YouTube for how-to videos for Venngage. Rasmussen support like the PSC will not be able to assist you**
How do I cite my sources?
If you use outside sources of information in your infographic, be sure to cite them in APA style. APA does not provide guidelines for citing sources within infographics, so talk with your instructor about their preferences or expectations for citing sources. When in doubt, cite in-text, perhaps in smaller font, beside the information provided by the source. Also, provide a references section near the bottom of the infographic (see the Sources area in the example above). Your reference entries should follow standardAPA reference guidelines. Some instructors may prefer a separate References page, so be sure to ask.