An effective infographic has the power to inform, impress, and influence. As learning tools, infographics can support learning transfer and retention. On top of all that – they are FUN to concoct!
We will explore visual communication basics and design principles as well as traditional infographic categories and when to use each. We will explore some infographics that work well – and some that do not. We will also get started with a very cool free tool for creating infographics online: Piktochart. Finally, we will guide you in publishing an infographic. Bring with you: examples, ideas, and creative juice!
Who Should Attend?
- Instructional designers who want to include infographics as part of their learning toolkit
- Marketing and web wonks who want to add flair to their value added content
- Anybody who wants to understand how to use and create attention-grabbing infographics
Where is this class held?
This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.
Need something a little more personal?
We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizable courses tailored to your training needs.
Topics covered include:
Visual Communication and Infographic Design Basics
Visual communication is the art of translating ideas or information into a memorable image. We’ll explore how visual communication informs infographics and how they can be used to educate, entertain, or encourage.
Explore standard infographic types and when to use each for maximum impact and comprehension.
Piktochart Tour & Demonstration
Watch as we use the free online Piktochart program to develop and publish an “à la minute” infographic together! Bring your ideas.
Hands on Piktochart Exploration and Practice
Choosing a background for your infographic
Adding and combining images to your infographic
Adding and formatting text to your infographic
Infographic Paging Considerations
The optimal size of an Infographic is based on how you will be using it.
Publishing a Piktochart Infographic
Learn to publish a Piktochart infographic as a PDF or JPG and share it with the public if you wish.
About Your Instructor
Geeky Girl Karin Rex is an online learning pioneer and infographic evangelist. Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC, a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and elearning), and teaching.
Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill), written hundreds of user guides, reference manuals and tutorials, and developed an extensive number of learning programs for a wide variety of global clients.
Karin is a certified synchronous facilitator, designer and producer, with a master’s degree in professional writing. Additionally, Karin teaches undergraduate writing courses for Penn State University and is the Instructional Design Lead for InSync Training.