Creating Fabulous Infographics Workshop (15 hrs)

Course Code: CRS-N-0041441

This course provides participants with the key techniques in conceptualising graphic representation of information or data. The participants will acquire the necessary graphic designing techniques to create visually attractive infographics for presentation of complex information; use appropriate software and tools to develop the graphics; implement different visual elements (such as line, shape, mass, light, colour, texture, space, time and motion) and images to maximise the visual impact of the graphics; gain knowledge on various innovative methods adopted by international media to extend the reach of the infographics.

  • Learn about the key techniques in conceptualising graphic representation of data
  • Attain graphic designing techniques to present complex information
  • Use the appropriate software and tools to develop graphics
  • Maximise visual impact of graphics

Introduction to infographics

  • What is infographics?
  • Components of an infographic
  • Effectiveness of using infographics
  • Basic steps for creating infographics
  • Using essential PowerPoint elements
  • Text
  • Picture
  • Shape
  • Formatting with essential PowerPoint tools
  • Fill
  • Line
  • Effects
  • Styles
  • Managing slide page setup

Creating a colour scheme

  • Create four colour infographic
  • Create colours using colour scheme generators
  • Generate colours from online photos
  • Set shape’s default colour
  • Save a colour scheme in PowerPoint

Using clip arts and custom shapes

  • Insert clip arts
  • Source for free clip arts
  • Use symbol-based fonts
  • Create custom shapes
  • Break up sections by changing style

Fonts for design

  • Choose appropriate fonts
  • Convey statistics
  • Download and install free fonts
  • Create word clouds
  • Create a picture based infographics

Showcasing information

  • Emphasising data
  • Showing people
  • Mixing and matching shapes
  • Showing time and timelines
  • Using charts
  • Create an icon based infographics

Comparing two sides of the same coin

  • Design tips for comparing data
  • Shapes and icons
  • Colour considerations
  • Creating a comparison infographics

What makes a good infographic?

  • Utility
  • Soundness
  • Beauty

Importance and efficacy: Why our brains love infographics

  • Varied perspectives on information design – a brief history
  • Objectives of visualisation
  • Appeal
  • Comprehension
  • Retention

Infographic formats: Choosing the right vehicle for message

  • Static infographics
  • Motion graphics
  • Interactive infographics
  • Applying the right format to business

Brand-centric infographics

  • Product instructions
  • Product instructions
  • Visual press releases
  • Presentation design
  • Annual reports

Pinterest inspired infographic: Tiles!

Conclusion and resources

Participants will benefit from the hands-on practical sessions during the course.

This course is suitable for marketers, designers, public relations specialists, and content strategists.

Prerequisite

Participants must have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016.

Duration : 2 days (15 hrs)
Time : 9:00am – 5:30pm

Course Fee : $430.00
Nett Fee Incl. 7% GST : $460.10
SDF Support* : $30.00

* Please click HERE for detailed information on course fee funding schemes, SkillsFuture credit, and complete listing of funded courses. This course is eligible for use of SkillsFuture credit.

(A course in partnership with COMAT)

Key Benefits
  • Learn about the key techniques in conceptualising graphic representation of data
  • Attain graphic designing techniques to present complex information
  • Use the appropriate software and tools to develop graphics
  • Maximise visual impact of graphics
Course Contents

Introduction to infographics

  • What is infographics?
  • Components of an infographic
  • Effectiveness of using infographics
  • Basic steps for creating infographics
  • Using essential PowerPoint elements
  • Text
  • Picture
  • Shape
  • Formatting with essential PowerPoint tools
  • Fill
  • Line
  • Effects
  • Styles
  • Managing slide page setup

Creating a colour scheme

  • Create four colour infographic
  • Create colours using colour scheme generators
  • Generate colours from online photos
  • Set shape’s default colour
  • Save a colour scheme in PowerPoint

Using clip arts and custom shapes

  • Insert clip arts
  • Source for free clip arts
  • Use symbol-based fonts
  • Create custom shapes
  • Break up sections by changing style

Fonts for design

  • Choose appropriate fonts
  • Convey statistics
  • Download and install free fonts
  • Create word clouds
  • Create a picture based infographics

Showcasing information

  • Emphasising data
  • Showing people
  • Mixing and matching shapes
  • Showing time and timelines
  • Using charts
  • Create an icon based infographics

Comparing two sides of the same coin

  • Design tips for comparing data
  • Shapes and icons
  • Colour considerations
  • Creating a comparison infographics

What makes a good infographic?

  • Utility
  • Soundness
  • Beauty

Importance and efficacy: Why our brains love infographics

  • Varied perspectives on information design – a brief history
  • Objectives of visualisation
  • Appeal
  • Comprehension
  • Retention

Infographic formats: Choosing the right vehicle for message

  • Static infographics
  • Motion graphics
  • Interactive infographics
  • Applying the right format to business

Brand-centric infographics

  • Product instructions
  • Product instructions
  • Visual press releases
  • Presentation design
  • Annual reports

Pinterest inspired infographic: Tiles!

Conclusion and resources

Learning Methodology

Participants will benefit from the hands-on practical sessions during the course.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for marketers, designers, public relations specialists, and content strategists.

Prerequisite

Participants must have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010/2013/2016.

Course Details

Duration : 2 days (15 hrs)
Time : 9:00am – 5:30pm

Course Fee : $430.00
Nett Fee Incl. 7% GST : $460.10
SDF Support* : $30.00

* Please click HERE for detailed information on course fee funding schemes, SkillsFuture credit, and complete listing of funded courses. This course is eligible for use of SkillsFuture credit.

(A course in partnership with COMAT)

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