Best Infographics and Infographic Aggregators

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Sep 18, 2014

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We're always looking for great, inspiring infographics to use in our classrooms. Have you or your students created an infographic you would like to share? Or do you have a great source to find cool, interesting or thought-provoking infographics? Share your links here.


This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop, Teach Visual Literacy: Creating Infographics

Comments (37)

ellen flaherty

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 3:21 PM - Permalink

Rosario Carrillo

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 6:53 PM - Permalink

I love infographics and have to advise...less copy is more!

Livinia Coombes

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 10:56 AM - Permalink

I can see so many applications - from constructing a strategy flow chart for 12-13 year olds, to information to a class who experiences reading difficulties (despite their intelligence) to challenging a bright beginner Science class to "create" their own understanding. I can even think about using this to help students study with more interest.

Ana Laura Gomes

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 8:14 PM - Permalink

I love a very nice example of infographics: http://mixidao.com.br/

a website that turns recipes into infographics :)

delightful

Thomas Lerch

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 5:12 AM - Permalink

I have not yet created an Infographic myself. However, it is indeed interesting to learn about them and this is also the reason why I take this workshop. I still need to learn more about the value, however as I am using InDesign, I think it is just a matter of time before I will also give it a go and create my won infographic.

tannizia anthony

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 7:03 AM - Permalink

amy caterina

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 12:12 AM - Permalink

I have not started making info graphics yet, a few venn diagrams to explain to people the narrow margin of food that is both gluten AND dairy free :)

I would like to incorporate them into my artwork and classroom. I learn visually, and love charts, these seem pretty perfect.

I love these sites: http://flowingdata.com

Miguel Miní

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 6:09 PM - Permalink

I really enjoyed the "iPad Dos & Don'ts"! The comparation templeate is really useful to show ideas: classroom vs elearning, as an example. Some other templates I like are floorplans and cross sections.

judith schwartz

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 9:38 PM - Permalink

I love infographics and think it would be a wonderful way for students to learn in groups, research data and create something visually interesting with it. It would engage students to learn more then if they are looking at a bunch of charts. They would have to take the info and do something create with it, therefore understanding it and dissecting it.

Halle Cisco

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 7:34 PM - Permalink

How does these collections connect with you as an educator? How might using and/or creating infographics such as these would resonate with your students?

Infographics can help students understand a complex problem or situation. If we involve students and have them help create one, I know they will come up with some fun and engaging concepts as different ways to interpret the same concept.

What's your favorite source for impactful infographics?

There are a lot of great resources online for infographics. There is a local company that I like: http://xplane.com/visual-communications



AP Session

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 3:43 AM - Permalink

I'm at my best when I see pictures. Being in the accounting field, there is not much creativity with infographics. I want to help others use the other side of their brain to learn and teach. In order to engage students to pursue the accounting field, we have to show the connection with technology. Remember, accountants have come a long way from paper to computer. Many of the software are being created for small businesses. How can we provide students with a pipeline to prepare them to be successful in the various industries. I believe in showing students how to get ahead by being unique in developing their skills for tomorrow. Therefore, teaching with infographics is better than teaching with powerpoints in plain words. Pictures can say a thousand words.
I don't have a favorite source yet. I've reviewed infographics on pinterest and pictograph. I know there are many resources I haven't discovered yet. During this lesson, there are few links provided. I will be sure to surf the web to review what is provided and go beyond to find other sources.

Rachelle Wooten

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 9:40 PM - Permalink

I am fascinated with infographics! They combine two of my favorite things: ideas/information and pretty colors and images! I have my own Pinterest collection of infographics and have enjoyed sharing lesson activities for students to create infographics. Yes, I assisted some high school Seniors in creating their first infographic on Job Interviews. The students enjoyed it. The campus only had Chromebooks so we did not have the privilege of creating them using any Adobe products but it was still a great experience! Their designs were creative and appealing!

Phil Feain

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 5:56 AM - Permalink

I like the education infographics in Pinterest, particularly the ICT related ones as they are good ones to show to students in ICT classes to get conversations going at the start of a topic.

These examples resonate well with students as they are a good variety of infographics for them to see. Students struggle with the idea initially of how to design an infographic. So a range of examples lets them visualise that you don't always need just statistics as part of it. A broad range gives students a bit of scope.

My sources for finding infographics are: key word searches in Google for images, informationisbeautiful.net and VisuaL.ly

Matt Hankinson

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 11:57 AM - Permalink

These info graphics draw the eye and your attention immediately. The images flow and give information succinctly without wordy description. The facts are laid out in a sequence that helps to summarise and condense issue to key elements. It also helps the viewer synthesise the concepts or issues presented and how they inter-relate.

I particularly enjoyed the 7 steps to a perfect story http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141441244519940406/

It draws the eye and succinctly summarises key aspects.

Mike Skocko

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 12:50 PM - Permalink

Love that 7 steps infographic, Matt. Thanks!

Jennifer Hunter

Posted on May 14, 2014 2:27 PM - Permalink

I can see instant applications in K-12 and higher education using infographics as part of homework assignments in almost every category. I don't have a favorite site yet but loved the examples from room 223 as shared in the course http://room233.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+our+Infographics

Delma Cisneros

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 8:27 PM - Permalink

I was very impressed with the detail that the students put into their infographics. They also had a great sense of design, color, and placement. I have never assigned an infographic because I was unsure of how to describe the process. These examples are giving me a better idea of what to explain to my students.

Lynn Patterson

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 2:35 PM - Permalink

Totally enjoyed Step 2. I will be able to immediately incorporate what I have learned and gained with my students about how create and use Infographics more effectively.

Shelley Ortner

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 2:11 AM - Permalink

I teach both fine art and digital visual communications. I gravitate to Pinterest for inspiration but found some great infographic resources in this discussion.

Ana Laura Toledo

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 10:45 PM - Permalink

Well I try to do my own, of course I get inspired from different sources but I really enjoy creating them and no matter what you are teaching, infographics have arrived to make life easier and funnier.

Gerri Light

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 12:09 AM - Permalink

karen baker

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 3:58 PM - Permalink

We use infographics in design management all of the time. I am using this to assist my students with Tourism Research and increase the use of creativity in the course. A site I use for examples is Visual.ly

Abbie Whitney

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 9:37 PM - Permalink

We use infographics all the time in our yearbook, now it would be nice to have the students create their own, instead of just using others.

Andrew Rowland

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 4:26 PM - Permalink

I design quite a few infographics for staff and students. In some cases we have very old infographics posters etc that are a bit worn and need to be redesigned. Rather than tracking down the supplier, if they still exist and still supply the poster. I redesign them from scratch using InDesign. Mostly graphics and little text gets the information accross better.

Imelda Hernández

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 4:16 AM - Permalink

Infograma I think is one of the most useful tools for education. Teachers allows us to highlight the most important information of a subject and for students is a very useful tool to understand and study the information.

Thanks for sharing on sites infograms.

christina conquest

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 5:07 PM - Permalink

Wyn Pottinger

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 3:11 AM - Permalink

Infographics can be "data lite," but they're great examples for teaching students how to create iconography and simple illustrations from shapes in Illustrator.

Mark `Adamowski

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 1:00 AM - Permalink

I work with children with Autism. They are very visual. I present visual information in a very standard way. I have though about presenting some information differently. When I get back in class I might try an infographic.

Rajesh Krishnan

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 7:55 AM - Permalink

http://visual.ly/ is a place where infographic creators collaborate and share their work.

Chad de Kretser

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 6:29 AM - Permalink

I have found using infographics a good way to engage the interest of students. More importantly, having the students create their own infographic, on a topic of interest, stimulates creativity. I have been teaching students to journal each Thursday for 15 minutes, giving them a different journal prompt each day. I will have them create a wordle, then analyse that data, and use that data to create an infographic. I am looking forward to the results and student comments. As the students are using ipads, I will have them use a free application, "Grafio Lite", to create their Journal Infographic. I will also have them explore visual.ly and easel.ly.

Noriel Myer

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 2:46 AM - Permalink

I give the students this link to get additional inspiration and samples DailyInfographic

Nikki Gerhardi

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 10:32 AM - Permalink

We are about to use easel.ly and Piktochart as infrographic tools in our Life Science lessons. Other infographic tools are Tableau and infogr,am. Functionality differs between these different tools but we were looking for a tool that could include data and graphs as well as some interactivity.

Infographics can appeal to visual learners in particular - they may not have universal appeal.

Robin Pence

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 3:41 AM - Permalink

Just looking up infographics on Pinterest, or searching topics that interest you will bring infographics into view. I plan to teach a course on the art of photography this coming year, and started my search on Pinterest. I found throughout my search information that I want to share with my students as well as staff imbedded these infographics. They are much easier to digest than reading an instruction manual, book, sifting through websites or more. This excites me also as we will be working with visual arts, representing ourselves through digital photography and more.

Dennis Perks

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 8:02 PM - Permalink

I use info graphics as one component of a short student created magazine. It is one of the students favorite projects, I believe because of the creativity in design and simplicity of the message.

A number of classes conduct student surveys, but rarely present data in a simple, colorful means. Nice opportunity for cross-curricular collaboration. I also think this project lends well to an extension activity for animation/video.

Sjaani van den Berg

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 5:17 AM - Permalink

I'm yet to find an infographic that I like. There appears to be a tendency to focus on the graphic and include very little info from what I've seen. So for me the thoughts provoked are in relation to the correlation between the increasing number of infographic and decreasing literacy levels.
Do we need the infographics because people can't read sufficiently anymore?
Are infographics responsible for decreasing literacy?
Is it just a fad (trend) which will die out if/when literacy levels increase again?

Nancy Parker

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 3:45 PM - Permalink

Sounds like a great infographic project to try at a school district and then examine the literacy trends. Student produced infographics, data collection and analysis could be a project that begins with freshmen and completes with the graduating class.

Mike Skocko

Posted on May 7, 2013 1:12 PM - Permalink