Skip to Main Content

Create Infographics

What are infographics?

  • Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.
  • Design + Writing + Data = Infographics

Why use infographics?

  • Present complex information quickly and clearly.
  • Bring together words and graphics that help to show us information, patterns or trends.
  • Visualizations can make it easier to understand information compared to words alone.
  • Infographics are engaging and can be beautiful.

How do I evaluate infographics?

  • Not all infographics are created equally. Consider using the following 4 criteria when judging infographics. 
  • Criteria 1: Does it tell a story?
  • Criteria 2: Does it use good / useful data / information?
  • Criteria 3: Does the visual style help / hinder?
  • Criteria 4: Should the content be in an infographic? 

Find tools to create infographics

Tools for finding infographics

Resources to help with data research

Guide: Find data and Statistics 

Resources to help with creating infographics

Guide: Create a Digital Design with CanvaLink to Guide: Apply Graphic Design PrinciplesGuide: Create a Digital Design with Piktochart

Suggest an edit to this guide

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.