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-**Infographic** is (a clipped compound ​of "information" ​and "graphics"​) ​are graphic visual ​representations ​of information, data or knowledge intended ​to present information quickly ​and clearly+=== Infographics Creation === 
-Source 10/01/2018https://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Infographic ​+ 
 +**What is it?**\\ 
 +Infographics are visual representations ​of information. Instead of having blocks of texts and boring tables that people will never read, you can give the same information in a different way by using an infographic that it is more friendlier and easier to understand. 
 +You can create infographics very easy using online tools. In the last few years a number of online tools have emerged that allow anyone to create great visual content. Each new project starts with a template, so you can use it for a project for work, personal use, or social media. 
 +These new tools are vector ​graphics ​applications that run in your browser as a replacement for using an expensive professional desktop application like Adobe Illustrator to put your infographic design together. Each one offers different tools, image libraries, charts, fonts and templates as a starting point. None of these have the full capabilities of a professional desktop application,​ but you probably don’t need that much power to create a simple infographic. 
 +Here are some free tools: Visme, Canva Infographic Maker, Google Charts, Piktochart, easel.ly. Some of the options here are even suitable for non-designers,​ as templates and other features make them easy to use.\\ 
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 +**Why is it useful for VET?**\\ 
 +Infographics offer engaging options for spicing up presentations and encourage creators to apply skills in everything from graphic ​design to math. These apps and websites for creating and designing infographics can help people communicate their ideas and demonstrate learning, ​visual ​and conceptual thinking while cultivating valuable design skills. 
 +Infographics are easy to digest, fun to share and extremely engaging. By employing the tools of colourful imagerydistinctive movement, and eye-catching content, infographics help retain complex and large data easily.\\ 
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 +**How to?**\\ 
 +[[en:​terms:​Visme]] promises to help you ‘speak visually’. You can also use it to build presentations,​ but it’s especially geared towards creating engaging infographics. This free tool includes over 100 free fonts, millions of free images ​and thousands of quality icons, and there’s options to include video and audio (including the ability of record a voiceover directly in the editor – handy!)You can also animate your content to make things clearer.\\ 
 +[[en:terms:Canva]] is a powerful and easy-to-use online tool that’s suitable for all manner of design tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides. It also offers users a vast library of images, icons, fonts and features to choose from. 
 +It features a dedicated infographic maker that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips, and many more premium elements that you can buy for up to $1. You can either use it in the browser or download the Canva iPad app to design on the move.\\ 
 +[[en:​terms:​chart_tools|Google’s chart tools]] are powerful, simple to use, and freeYou can choose from a variety of charts and configure an extensive set of options to perfectly match the look and feel of your websiteBy connecting your data in real time, Google Charts is the perfect infographic generator for your website.\\ 
 +[[en:​terms:​Piktochart]] is an infographic and presentation tool that enables you to turn boring data into engaging infographics with just a few clicks. Piktochart’s custom editor lets you do things like modify colour schemes and fonts, insert pre-loaded graphics and upload basic shapes and images. Its grid-lined templates also make it easy to align graphical elements and resize images proportionally.\\ 
 +There’s a free version offering three basic themes, a Lite pricing plan for $15 per month or a Pro account that costs $29 per month.\\ 
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 +This free web-based infographic tool offers you a range of templates to start you off, all of which are easily customisable. You get access to a library of things like arrows, shapes and connector lines, and you can customise the text with different fonts, colours, text styles and sizes. The tool also lets you upload your own graphics and position them with one touch.\\ 
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 +**Links**\\