Category Archives: Infographics and design

Advice on creating infographics (charts, graphs and other visuals), and on design for print and electronic formats.

Text Visualization

Here are two very different tools for text visualization.   Worldle | Simply put, a word cloud generator. Enter text and it places it together into a cloud for you to share!   Document Cloud | Upload documents to the website, highlight them … Continue reading

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Three digital tools offer free trials

If you’d like to give some new software a free whirl, here are three great opportunities. Scapple for Windows Literature and Latte, the maker of Scrivener, has released a beta version of a Windows program called Scapple. Scapple is desktop … Continue reading

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Tools for creating infographics

If you are serious about creating infographics, I’d suggest learning to use Adobe Illustrator. It’s the most versatile program of its kind, giving you complete control over the look of a graphic. It’s great for print or static web graphics. … Continue reading

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Advice on creating infographics

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design Smashing Magazine provides and excellent overview of data visualization, focusing on such things as storytelling, organization, typography and color.

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Illustrator tutorials

The Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners A helpful list from CreativeFan.com.  

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Stanford project makes data come to life

This is a marvelous example of data visualization from the Rural West Initiative at Stanford University. (Click on the image to go to the interactive map.)

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