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About the Course

In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial). You might choose to create a visual representation of data from the world of sports, entertainment, politics, or science, to explain a business trend or environmental issue, or even to present a theme or development from your personal life. Your finished infographic will engage your target audience and convey information clearly through effective use of design elements such as typography, color, and structure. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a writer or the intern in the department, you’ll learn: • what an infographic is and what makes a good one • how to work within your limits • how to work with a team (if you have one) • why infographics are effective • techniques for spotting data in stories • six valuable steps for planning an effective infographic • how to use and make some of the building blocks of infographics: maps, charts and flow charts • ways data can be visualized to clarify it and give it meaning • how to effectively design a good infographic by effectively using elements like type, color and an underlying grid structure • some free or cheap, online tools for making various kinds of infographics As you work on your project, you’ll learn more about why infographics are effective, what makes a good infographic, and how to plan and design an infographic for maximum impact. You’ll explore various approaches to data visualization, and you’ll practice creating visualizations like maps, charts, flow charts, and simple drawings in your free version of Adobe Illustrator. Please note that if you are new to learning graphics software, making these graphics could take much longer than estimated as you learn and grow. What you’ll need to get started: This project-based course is aimed at anyone interested in understanding, designing, and using infographics - from students and hobbyists to professional graphic designers. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator for some components of the project. If you don’t have access to the full version of Illustrator,you can download a free version at If the free 30-day trial runs out, you can "purchase" it for a month for about $20. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project centered courses are designed specifically to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded learners providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share. When you enroll in certain courses, you’ll be asked to pay a small fee to share your work with others for peer review....

Top reviews

Oct 24, 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.

Jun 7, 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.

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Jul 6, 2017

I found the course worthwhile

By Sapozhnikova D

Feb 9, 2017

The lectures are informative

By Dora H

Apr 22, 2017

great course, very hands-on

By Omar H

Feb 25, 2021

The instructor is amazing

By Swagata R K

Jul 23, 2019

love studying this course

By Jazmin V

Jun 1, 2020

really nice introduction

By Celeste J

Apr 9, 2018

Great course. thank you!

By Jawaneh M M M

Feb 17, 2018

nice because its amazing

By Volodymyr K

Jun 26, 2016

very interesting course

By Ravi

May 28, 2016

Very good. Good Content

By Janny.M

Aug 22, 2017


By María G P

May 15, 2020

I liked it so much!!!

By Mariah M

Jul 12, 2017

An excellent teacher!

By Md. M H

May 1, 2017

Great course design.

By Kristina D

Oct 12, 2020

Excellent course!

By Anagha K

Jul 19, 2020

Very nice course!

By Abdeljalil E

Apr 1, 2016

Cours excellent !

By Noshin S K

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course

By Nabila m

Jul 8, 2020

it was amazinggg

By Петрусенко Ю В

May 5, 2020

wonderful course

By Rudyanto

Jun 19, 2017

Inspiring course

By Felipe Q

May 10, 2016

so far so great!

By ashan

May 10, 2016

awesome course

By Ada M C

Mar 8, 2016

Excelent curs!

By Ahmed M

Jun 14, 2020

Great course