Infographics have been around for quite some time, and probably made their debut on road signs as a means of showing at-a-glance information for drivers. In more recent years infographics have entered many fields and are especially helpful for educational purposes.
This article is divided into 4 sections: Infographic Tutorials and How Tos, Online Infographic Tools, Free Infographic Kits and finally an Infographic Showcase.
The best way to start learning about producing infographics is to use tutorials and how to articles, and there are plenty of them around the internet.
Online infographic tools can help you to get an infographic created in a short space of time. My own opinion is that they can limit your imagination – you pretty much have to work with the elements and styles they offer, but they are certainly a great first step for starting out making infographics.
‘Our mission is to simplify information and make it exciting for you.’
‘Visual.ly is a one-stop shop for the creation of data visualizations and infographics, bringing together Marketing Gurus, Data Nerds and Design Junkies based on shared interests. Visual.ly Marketplace introduces ecommerce and project management into the Visaul.ly platform, making it easier than ever for buyers and sellers of infographics to get them made, distributed, liked, commented on, and shared.’
‘Create and share infographics and interactive charts in minutes. It takes just a few moments to publish your data online. Add interactivity to your data stories. Add Vimeo and Youtube videos or create an interactive map’
Create and share visual ideas online vhemes are visual themes. Drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!
Here are some beautifully presented infographics for your inspiration – also for your interest. They are all internet-related. To view the entire infographic, please visit the page of origin.
With all of the above information and inspiration, if you are interested in creating your own infographic you should really be able to get a head start.