Information is key to knowledge and visual images stimulate additional parts of your brain, so why not present information in graphical terms? Today’s post is on infographics. Infographics are a way to integrate data into an image. Traditionally this would be sharing information like what you would find on a static poster, but we are going to share with you some more creative tools for infographics.
Easel.ly is a theme based web-app for creating infographics and data visualizations. This is a straightforward informational graphic interface. It is super easy to drag and drop all your info and data into an already made theme and then customize the image for yourself. Easil.ly does require an account, but it’s free. (Remember that any web tool that allows you to save your creative work needs to have a way to identify you so that your work can be reached.) This video gives a quick intro into creating an infographic with Easil.ly.
Thinglink is another infographic that merges both of the types from above. Thinglink uses an uploaded image as the background and then you add tags with additional information, documents, music, or weblinks. When you move your pointer over the tags you see the additional content. Here is a Thinglink of the famous image of George Washington Crossing the Delaware.