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In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial). You might choose to create a visual representation of data from the world of sports, entertainment, politics, or science, to explain a business trend or environmental issue, or even to present a theme or development from your personal life. Your finished infographic will engage your target audience and convey information clearly through effective use of design elements such as typography, color, and structure. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a writer or the intern in the department, you’ll learn: • what an infographic is and what makes a good one • how to work within your limits • how to work with a team (if you have one) • why infographics are effective • techniques for spotting data in stories • six valuable steps for planning an effective infographic • how to use and make some of the building blocks of infographics: maps, charts and flow charts • ways data can be visualized to clarify it and give it meaning • how to effectively design a good infographic by effectively using elements like type, color and an underlying grid structure • some free or cheap, online tools for making various kinds of infographics As you work on your project, you’ll learn more about why infographics are effective, what makes a good infographic, and how to plan and design an infographic for maximum impact. You’ll explore various approaches to data visualization, and you’ll practice creating visualizations like maps, charts, flow charts, and simple drawings in your free version of Adobe Illustrator. Please note that if you are new to learning graphics software, making these graphics could take much longer than estimated as you learn and grow. What you’ll need to get started: This project-based course is aimed at anyone interested in understanding, designing, and using infographics - from students and hobbyists to professional graphic designers. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator for some components of the project. If you don’t have access to the full version of Illustrator,you can download a free version at www.Adobe.com/Illustrator. If the free 30-day trial runs out, you can "purchase" it for a month for about $20. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project centered courses are designed specifically to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded learners providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share. When you enroll in certain courses, you’ll be asked to pay a small fee to share your work with others for peer review....
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Approx. 16 hours to complete

建议:6 hours of study, 8 hours of project work...
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您将获得的技能

InfographicsIllustrationCommunication DesignGraphic Design
Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Calendar

可灵活调整截止日期

根据您的日程表重置截止日期。
Clock

Approx. 16 hours to complete

建议:6 hours of study, 8 hours of project work...
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English

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Week
1
Clock
完成时间为 5 小时

Plan and layout an infographic

This week is broken into two key themes: things that you need to know about infographics and this week's two peer-reviewed assignments: 1) plan an infographic and 2) sketch a layout of your infographic....
Reading
16 个视频(共 58 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video16 个视频
What You'll Learn分钟
What is an Infographic?2分钟
Why are infographics useful?4分钟
Types of Infographics2分钟
What are some things you can do to visualize data6分钟
What Makes an Infographic good?4分钟
How to work alone or with a team8分钟
Planning STEP 1: What's Your Goal?1分钟
Planning STEP 2: Who is your Audience?1分钟
Planning STEP 3: What is your Story?2分钟
Planning STEP 4: What is your Message?1分钟
Planning STEP 5: How to Find Stories in Data?4分钟
Planning STEP 6: What is your supporting content/data?2分钟
Video: The importance of sketching3分钟
Video: START TO FINISH: How I make an infographic8分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
GREAT sites for making infographics online (with reviews & tutorials)10分钟
Week
2
Clock
完成时间为 3 小时

Make a chart

This week we're going to focus on three popular kinds of charts: bar, line and pie and you'll learn what kind of data each one is used for as well as some things you shouldn't do with them. The assignment this week is to make a chart using Adobe Illustrator. If learning graphic software is new to you, this could take you much more time than you think. In the fourth and final module of this project you will be creating an infographic that will contain at least one chart in it, so this might be a good point for you to think about what topic you would like to make your infographic about and then plot your chart here using data that you can apply to your infographic. You can download a 30-day trial version of the Adobe Illustrator by going to www.Adobe.com/Illustrator, or, if you prefer not to use Illustrator, you could try Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/), which is free. It won't plot charts, but I've heard that people plot charts in another program, such as Excel, and then carefully trace them in Inkscape so that they can style them up to their needs. Here are some good Youtube tutorials: https://youtu.be/zUIOEXssTSE. Technically, charts are called graphs, but I’m not a purist. I call them charts and I have for 30 years. You may call them whatever you like. ☺ Why Illustrator? It’s the industry standard for creating maps, charts and other graphic images. My Adobe Illustrator tutorial this week shows you how to make a pie chart, and the same styling and editing techniques will apply to the other chart types. If you prefer, here is a link to my tutorial for “How to Make a Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator,” though. It’s not Illustrator CC, but you won’t be able to tell the difference and it’s a little more comprehensive than my pie chart tutorial....
Reading
4 个视频(共 23 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
A few chart dos and don'ts5分钟
Six ways to visualize the same data in a chart2分钟
How to make a PIE chart in Adobe Illustrator9分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Print out: What kind of data goes on bar, pie and line charts?10分钟
Video: How to make a BAR chart in Adobe Illustrator10分钟
Week
3
Clock
完成时间为 3 小时

Make a map

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Reading
6 个视频(共 48 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
Types of maps3分钟
Type on maps6分钟
Drawing roads and info pointer boxes on maps that aren't awful5分钟
How to make a map in Adobe Illustrator (Oregon)24分钟
How to use and how NOT to use the pen tool2分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Example images of good roads for maps drawn in Illustrator10分钟
Examples of pointer (info) boxes for maps drawn in Illustrator10分钟
Link to more detailed video tutorial: How to make a map in Adobe Illustrator (Michigan)10分钟
Week
4
Clock
完成时间为 3 小时

Make an infographic

You've learned some things about content, layout, design, color and making maps and charts and now it's time to pull them all together into an infographic. It will help if you review my video from module one where I make an infographic (the one on melanoma) from start to finish. I have a tutorial here that will show you how to draw an illustration in Illustrator, in case your infographic calls for one. I hope you try it! ...
Reading
3 个视频(共 29 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video3 个视频
Don't hurt your image with bad, sloppy work4分钟
How to draw a simple illustration in Adobe Illustrator20分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Video: How working with type in Adobe Illustrator10分钟

讲师

Karl Gude

Graphics Editor in Residence
School of Journalism

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