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How to Create an Infographic with easel.ly

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Infographics can be useful tools whenever you are trying to convey information with a strong visual approach. Infographics are especially good at making numerical data easy to see and understand. By creating an infographic, your information can take on a life, tell a story, and make a more persuasive argument, which is why you encounter infographics in all kinds of situations from advertising and marketing to educational presentations and publications.

It used to take a lot of work and graphic design know-how to make effective infographics, but now there are a number of easy to use, mostly free or low cost online tools that you can use to jump into making your own infographics right away. This video focuses on easel.ly, a free website that offers users the tools to make their own infographics, however there are other useful infographic sites like piktochart.com which allows the user to input numerical data directly into an editor that can then create graphics straight from the data. easel.ly is great because of its versatility and the wide variety of free templates you can use, but it works best when you already have crunched your numbers and know how you want to display them.

To learn how to create an infographic using easel.ly, watch the video below.

To learn how to create media using other free digital tools, please visit our video tutorial offerings on our digital tools page.

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Gabriel Peters-Lazaro researches, designs and produces digital media for innovative learning. He is the media design lead and an instructor in the Media Arts + Practice Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Media Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) project and is currently working to develop participatory media resources and curricula to support new forms of civic education and engagement for young people. In 2009, he helped create The Junior AV Club, an ongoing project that explores mindful media making and sharing as powerful practices of early childhood learning. As instructor of IML 500 – Digital Media Tools and Tactics, he helps graduate students from across the University harness the powers of video and new media as research tools to support their scholarly pursuits. He received his B.A. in Film Studies from UC Berkeley, completed his M.F.A in Film Directing and Production at UCLA and is a Ph.D. candidate in Media Arts + Practice. He is also an avid surfer.