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 decorative picture of infographic layoutInfographics are increasingly popular for good reason.  An effective infographic delivers data and analysis in a way that helps your audience digest and understand information easily in a visually pleasing format. 

It (infographic) keeps people’s interest by lending a storytelling and visual element to what can be sterile research.” 
 Caitlin McCabe.

 13 reasons why your brain craves infographics

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As the use of infographics has grown, so has the variety of ways they are used, including:

  • presenting survey or research data
  • procedural instructions
  • resumes
  • timelines

 This guide aims to provide Instructors and students with the guidance and tools they'll need to prepare and produce an infographic for the web or the classroom.


Infographic assignment guide

Assessment Tools

Basic infographic rubric from the Design Lab at  U. of North Carolina library

Detailed inforgraphic rubric from Kathy Shrock

Infographic  Examples  Use the quick links to narrow the list  by type

The Daily Infographic:  Start by selecting a category on the right.


Student Planning Worksheet


Infographic Design - Scroll down to "Finding Your Narrative" section

Data Visualization

25 Tips to Improve Your Data Visualization

Selecting the Right Chart/graph Type - video

Design Assets

IMAGES & ICONS  - over 220 million free downloadable stock photos 
Pixabay - pictures, illustrations, and graphics, carrying a  Creative Commons (CCO)  “No Rights Required” license 
Freepik - Free vector art, illustrations, icons, and photos 


About Font Selection


Coolors - Generate color schemes or choose from their selection.

100 brilliant color combinations  

Software & Websites for Creating Infographics

All of the tools listed below are free, and include templates, themes and hundreds of design elements as well as the ability to upload your own images and printing.  If you're interested in adding some animation to your infographgic, focus on Venngage or Visme. 

Microsoft Sway - easy to use with your CSUSM credentials
Support from Microsoft

Canva - easy  
Infographic design

Video - How to create a Canva infographic in minutes


Chart Chooser: Find the right chart type, then download as Excel and insert your own data.

Data Visualization Catalogue:  Use the Search by Function to guide you to the right visualization type


Printing Your Infographic

Once you've created your infographic, you can download it and have it printed on the large format plotter located at the student help desk in Kellogg Library on the second floor near the entrance. It prints on paper 42 inches wide, the length is limited by the length of the paper roll.

Canva will also print posters created on their site and send it to you.