New Project: Infographic

Today’s essential question: What topics might lend themselves to an interesting infographic?

Infographics display information in an attractive way. For our next project, you will create an infographic in Adobe Illustrator on a topic of your choice. You will also create any vector graphics that you will use in your infographic.

Examples of vector infographics created by past SOTA students
(click to enlarge):

 

Project requirements:

  • 12×18″ or 18×12″
  • created in Adobe Illustrator (vector)
  • you have created all imagery in Adobe Illustrator
  • effective use of typography & visual hierarchy
  • displays a cohesive color scheme
  • topic is accurately researched and sources are cited

Types of infographics:

  • Compare 2 topics (ex. life before a pet, life after a pet; Tupac vs. Kendrick Lamar)
  • All about a topic (ex. graphic design as a career, history of rap music, how to make a pumpkin spice latte)
  • Illustrate subcategories within a category (ex. comparison of starbucks drinks, stereotypes of students who go to SOTA, characters featured on Game of Thrones)
  • Call attention to a social issue (incarceration rates by race, gender, and income; history of a disenfranchised group (ex. Black Lives Matter, marriage equality, adoption rates of different types of pets in animal shelters)

Project planning post requirements
(what you should have completed by the end of today’s class):

  • Your topic
  • The information you will display in your infographic (include links to where you found this info)
  • Sketches of potential layouts
  • Here are some examples of what I am looking for:

Today we will:

  • Brainstorm various infographic topics
  • Consult Ms. Lawson and your classmates on which topics may work the best for this assignment
  • Create a new blog post with:
    • your topic
    • the information you will display in your infographic (include links to where you found this info)
    • sketches of potential layouts
    • Here are some examples of what I am looking for:
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