I need to make an infographic for my nursing course. Help!
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 University:
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. A quick Google search will help you locate these sites.
*Note: Infographic tools and sites all have different options, and therefore all function a bit differently. Nearly all infographic sites have their own "Help" or "Support" area; seek instruction and support directly from the site.
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 standard APA reference guidelines. Some instructors may prefer a separate References page, so be sure to ask.
Be careful as some websites have a fee to download as a file. I used Venngage, finished my assignment, and then it wanted me to pay money in order to download it. I have used Canva before and would recommend their website for sure. This time I was wanting to try out a different website and unfortunately ran into this issue.