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Create Infographics: Data & Information Considerations

Student-based infographic checklists for data & design visualization best practices. Interactive examples demonstrate effective/ineffective use of visualization principles.

Compare the two infographics below!  The one on the left represents data and information using appropriate visualizations for the data.  The one on the right uses inaccurate, inappropriate, or just plain incorrect visualizations for the data being represented.  On the infographics, you can hover over the The white i in a purple circle indicates an area where a popup will provide you with more read about why the visualization presented is appropriate (or not).  Also, please note that these infographics are a bit more text-heavy than you might see for marketing or entertainment purposes. The infographics here are designed to reflect more infographics you might create as the result of an undergraduate research or course project.

Appropriate Data Visualization Infographic

                                                                                                               Cryptid SpaceshipsBar Graph Line Graph Pie Chart

Inappropriate/Incorrect Data Visualization Infographic

                                                                                                            Cryptid Spaceships Pie Chart Line Chart Bar Chart