Communicating Visually: A Resource Page

Just because you've finished the Communicating Visually Workshop, doesn't mean you can't still use the awesome resources. Bookmark this page for easy access to the resources you used in the course.

Symbol/Icon URLs


http://flaticons.net
http://www.flaticon.com
http://flaticons.net/category.php?c=wildlife
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/images/society/city/common-symbols_1.jpg
https://thenounproject.com
http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/elegant-icon-font

If you are pressed for time...
Stock Image Sites

  • Creative Commons (Flickr, Google Images, Pixabay)
    https://search.creativecommons.org/?q=graphics

  • freeimages.com: Definitely one of the most popular free photo sites. The photographers establish the terms, so read the condition, but most pictures can be reused immediately (formerly SXC.hu).

  • elearningart.com: Find royalty free stock photography for eLearning courses. This site has some nice, free, downloadable, useful images.

  • stockvault.com: Stock Vault offers a lot of free images. Just make sure to read license agreements.

  • morguefile.com: Offers stock photographs in high resolution digital. With over 55,000 images, divided into several categories.

Elements of Design

Line

Line Examples using different thicknesses

Value

Shades of Color Value

Shape/Form

Shape/Form Examples

Texture

Texture Examples

Color

Different Examples of Color

  Space/Perspective

Space/Perspective Example

Projct Articulate (Alaska Public Schools) http://www.projectarticulate.org/principles.php

Principles of Design

Pattern

Examples of patterns repeating with shapes and images

Balance

Examples demonstrating size and shape balance

Rhythm/Movement

Examples of still images indicating rhythm and movement

Unity

Unity of theme and scenes, everything that's in the image is unified and belongs in the scene

Proportion/Scale

Example showing a dog silhouette, comparing the size with a scale, a cat, and a rabbit silhouette

Emphasis

Example highlighting, or emphasizing, an area of the photo

Projct Articulate (Alaska Public Schools) http://www.projectarticulate.org/principles.php

Use of Color







Adobe Color (Formerly Kuler)

https://color.adobe.com/explore/newest/

Colour Lovers

http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes/

Pantone Infographic - 50 Years of Color

http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone.aspx?pg21111&ca=90

Design Seeds

https://design-seeds.com/search

How to Think Visually Using Analogies - Anna Vital


http://anna.vc/post/112863438962/how-to-think-using-visual-analogies

Infographics


Infographic Elements


  • Title
  • Theme
  • Numbers
  • Credited Sources
  • Charts and Diagrams
  • Symbols
  • Navigation Aids
  • Color Palette
Credit: http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/244.jpg


Infographic Examples (URLs)



Chronological Story/Timeline

(space travel to Pluto)

Compare/contrast
(10 Best Universities in US)

Compare/Contrast
(7 Species of Sea Turtles)

Process
(Life Hacks: Packing for International Travel)
Relationships
(Elements of Design)
Relationships
(Science in Alaska)

Charts with Statistics
(Mobile Phone Usage)

Compare and Relationships
(Global Carbon Footprint)
Process
(What to do with a Baby Bird)
Compare/Contrast
(Favorite Ice Cream Flavors)

Relationships
(DC Metro Map)

More Infographic Examples: https://visual.ly/m/design-portfolio/?type=infographics

Create an Infographic in Six Steps


Step 1 - Gather Information

  • Gather information.
  • Evaluate and cite your sources.
  • Describe the theme of your infographic in one sentence.

Step 2 - What story do you want to tell?

  • Describe your story in 1-2 sentences.
  • Who is your target audience?

Step 3 - Visualize Data

  • Visualize someone from your target audience.
  • How would they read the data?
  • Summarize the story you want to tell with the data, keeping your audience in mind.
  • Imagine what your data could look like.

Step 4 - Build an Outline

  • What data will grab the viewer's attention?
  • Make an outline to show what data is most important.
  • What are the headings and subheadings?
  • Will help you determine flow.

Step 5 - Sketch a Layout

  • Sketch a rough layout (called "wireframing").
  • Use your outline as a guide for hierarchy.
  • Determine the placement of the most important data and the flow of the rest.

Step 6 - Design and Refine


  • Add color to your infographic.
From Shift: disruptive learning http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/infographics-of-your-own-elearning

Free Online Infographic Generators

Infographic Design Kit

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/infographic-design-kit/

Tell Stories in Presentations Using Graphics or Images (Sample URLs)

“What Would Steve Do?”
example of “how to” use images to tell a story
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
“How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt
*Best example of using graphics to tell a story
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
“What If” by Motivate Design
A Laundromat transformation story
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
"Eco-nomics" by Josh Beatty
Tells a story about hidden costs for Average Joe
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
“An Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore
Tells the story of global warming/climate change
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
“The Clock is Ticking on Long Island” – Rauch Foundation
Tells the story of Long Island decline; case study for Nancy Duarte
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list
Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
Has templates and guidance for telling stories in presentations by Nancy Duarte
http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/inspiring-slideshare-presentations-for-marketers-list

A few more examples:


Stop Illegal Wlidlife Trade
WWF

History in the Mountains

NYC Street Art

Presentation Resources

Student Submitted Resources

GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) Resources