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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
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Michigan State University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Plan and layout an infographic

3 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Make a chart

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Make a map

2 hours to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Make an infographic

2 hours to complete
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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