Class Hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Classroom Available: 9:20 – 2:35 (Except Tuesdays @ 2:05 – Staff Meetings)
- A Day
- CTE Open House went pretty darn great. We had a large group of students for the 10am outreach and many parents to ask Q’s and observe. Good weekend.
- This morning we will be having one visitor during Science. Maliki will be working with this student. Their name is Connor.
9:45 Site Maintenance
- Putting things into corrects folders.
- Naming our documents correctly
- Uploading Videos into the Google shared folders
- Check the “What is Due“.
- Time for college HW?
- All other classes caught up?
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Science w/ Mrs. Ligouri
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:45 Choice Infographic – Mon / Wed / Tues
This afternoon we are going to start a larger Infographic and continue on to Wednesday 2/13 & Tuesday 2/19. This infographic is going to show off a specific topic of choice that is DATA heavy. You will have the opportunity to build not just a basic infographic. You will have the opportunity to make a poster style infographic, an after effects or premiere animation graphic (extra credit), or a web page infographic (extra credit).
Steps to making an infographic:
Step 1 – topic
What is the topic of you infographic? I would spend a good 10 minutes here to figure out your topic. Yes it can be around video games, or food, or puppies. It really can be about anything. When looking up a subject, I would just make sure you are picking a topic that has a good amount of facts and numbers. We want to be able to visualize the content, numbers are good to visualize.
Step 2 – research
Get the facts, numbers, points about your topic. I would gather more information here than you think. Compile a good text document of facts about your topic. Make sure the information you are grabbing is actually important to your original topic. Also make sure the sites you are using are credible.
You must cite your sources. Not citing your information, then calling the information your own in your infographic is plagiarism.
Now it’s time to choose your infographic style. Take a quick look at this cool article that takes a look at different styles of infographics. The article even gives you an infographic on how to choose your infographic… You need to figure out if you are going to make a simple graphic, a web based graphic (extra credit), or an after effects animated infographic (extra credit), and what style you are going to roll with. Go out, grab some inspiration to start brainstorming your style.
Step 4 – gather / creating assets
We can start to create the visuals to your infographic. Now to speed up the process a tiny bit, here is a handy site that has free icons that can be used for different design elements. Feel free to create all your assets yourself if you choose. Infographics these days tend to have a flat style to them, but design choices are really on you.
Step 5 – design elements
Colors and fonts. Infographics tend to how a few different fonts (title font, reading font, and random designy font). Make sure these fonts fit together. Place them next to each other in different sizes to get a feel for how they compliment each other. For color, hop on over to coolors.co or colorlovours.com and see what pallets you want. Yes you may use shades of each color.
Step 6 – arrange content
It might be a good idea to sort of make a wireframe here. If you are making an animated infographic, storyboard. You don’t need to apply all of your styles here, just start plopping content around in an order that makes sense. I would not put the most valuable bit of information as your first thing. What’s the point of reading after that. Think about reading styles and organization.
Step 7 – stylize and plugin content
Start plugging in all of your content. Your graphics, design elements (fonts, color, effects), your facts. If you made a good “wireframe” then this should be the easiest part.
Infographic Media Styles:
Here I am going to layout the requirements for each style of infographic.
A graphic infographic is pretty self explanatory. It’s an infographic. Google has a trillion of them. Gather some inspiration. This will get you 100% credit if you choose this route. I just think this is the paved highway of infographics. No interaction, no flashy elements, no bells and whistles.
- No size requirements (Good Poster Size = 18″ x 24″)
- No specific length, enough to get your point across
The web infographic will be a webpage that displays all of your information on one “page”. Making a graphic infographic and then popping the images on an .html page does not count. Actually have to code this up.
- One page
- HTML and CSS
- Basic Responsiveness
- No large chunk images
- No specific length, enough to get your topic across
After Effects or Premiere infographic:
I personally think this is the coolest route to make an infographic. I mean look at this quick, clean infographic about Steph Curry. This direction has all the bells and whistles an infographic was meant for. You have the choice of program on this one. But no 1 2 3 website that builds them for you.
- At least 25-30 second infographic
- After Effects or Premier (no online site)
When complete, upload as infographic.jpg / infographic.mp4 / infographic folder to your week_23 folder.
- 1:55 computers are asleep.
- I’ll open up all the Twitter accounts
- TWO things you were able to get done in your day.
- ONE thing you were unable to get done, but will get to soon.