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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of study, 8 hours of project work...

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

InfographicsIllustrationCommunication DesignGraphic Design

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

35%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

19%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours of study, 8 hours of project work...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Plan and layout an infographic

16 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
16 videos
What You'll Learn47s
What is an Infographic?2m
Why are infographics useful?4m
Types of Infographics2m
What are some things you can do to visualize data6m
What Makes an Infographic good?4m
How to work alone or with a team8m
Planning STEP 1: What's Your Goal?1m
Planning STEP 2: Who is your Audience?1m
Planning STEP 3: What is your Story?2m
Planning STEP 4: What is your Message?1m
Planning STEP 5: How to Find Stories in Data?4m
Planning STEP 6: What is your supporting content/data?2m
Video: The importance of sketching3m
Video: START TO FINISH: How I make an infographic8m
1 reading
GREAT sites for making infographics online (with reviews & tutorials)10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Make a chart

4 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
A few chart dos and don'ts5m
Six ways to visualize the same data in a chart2m
How to make a PIE chart in Adobe Illustrator9m
2 readings
Print out: What kind of data goes on bar, pie and line charts?10m
Video: How to make a BAR chart in Adobe Illustrator10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Make a map

6 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Types of maps3m
Type on maps6m
Drawing roads and info pointer boxes on maps that aren't awful5m
How to make a map in Adobe Illustrator (Oregon)24m
How to use and how NOT to use the pen tool2m
3 readings
Example images of good roads for maps drawn in Illustrator10m
Examples of pointer (info) boxes for maps drawn in Illustrator10m
Link to more detailed video tutorial: How to make a map in Adobe Illustrator (Michigan)10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Make an infographic

3 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Don't hurt your image with bad, sloppy work4m
How to draw a simple illustration in Adobe Illustrator20m
1 reading
Video: How working with type in Adobe Illustrator10m
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Top reviews from Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course)

By RVOct 25th 2017

Really good! Karl Gude is great and knows how to explain in a clear way. Very useful course if you want to practice your Adobe Illustrator skills, and end up with projects to add on your portfolio.

By CSJun 8th 2017

Wonderful and intuitive course, great performer. I recommend this course to everybody who wishes to immerse in the world infographics and to receive feedback on his or her progress in design.

Instructor

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Karl Gude

Graphics Editor in Residence
School of Journalism

About Michigan State University

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