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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 www.Adobe.com/Illustrator. 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

RV

Oct 25, 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.

CS

Jun 08, 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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By Giselle L

Jun 19, 2017

Loved it. The teacher is clear and the course is very informational. I am glad I took it!

By U A N

May 31, 2020

The course was great because it simplified topics and made sure nothing was intimidating

By Puspita K

Mar 24, 2019

It's practical, clear, and delivered in simple language. Thanks much for the instructor.

By Jill M

May 21, 2018

Loved this class--I learned so much more than I expected to. It was challenging and fun!

By Camilyn L

Jul 19, 2020

Lectures were informative and interesting. Peer feedback was challenging and rewarding.

By Elsa P

Nov 21, 2017

This is a great introductory course on infographics that challenges the way you think!

By fernando V S

Apr 08, 2016

What can i say...Now i know how to make Infographics...Thanks Karl, Thanks Coursera!!!

By J-Man

Feb 07, 2019

A brief, practical and well led course that teaches you some great skills in no time.

By LORENA G G

May 23, 2020

It is very interesting. Gives key guidelines to get started in infographic design.

By Jessica R

Jul 15, 2019

Great started course for using Adobe Illustrator and creating a basic infographic.

By Peter S

Aug 07, 2016

I learned a lot. Great teacher great lessons. No slacking a lot of great material.

By John L M

Jul 11, 2020

I really learned a lot and make some good design because of your tips!! Thank you

By Karla G

Jul 10, 2020

Great course - with a great opportunity to practice skills in the assignments!

By Ellen C

Aug 31, 2017

Great Infogrpahics 101 class. The Adobe Illustration CC tutorials are helpful.

By Rajshekhar I

May 15, 2020

Excellent course for making great presentations, brochures, diagrams etc.

By Mohamed Y M

Dec 22, 2017

the good and very nice lessony i love the prof.he is very understandig..

By Mrudula V

Jun 10, 2017

Great Course. Have learnt everything needed to construct an infographic.

By Anastasiia V R

Nov 21, 2017

Thank you for the course! Great month, great ideas, interesting videos!

By Gabriela M

Jan 08, 2017

Really helpful. One thing: the videos in Youtube weren´t able to watch

By Tanmoy K D

Jun 07, 2016

Very nice and helpful. I have learned a lot and it's improved my work.

By Deniz o

Mar 05, 2016

Great content! Just have fun and learn new things about info graphics

By Kary L

Jun 12, 2019

This course helped me land my latest job. Loved it. Learned so much.

By Ananya M

May 30, 2020

It is an extremely interesting informative and professional course.

By Abdoulaeva Z

Jun 16, 2020

This is an interesting course for beginners. Thanks to the author!

By Rahma d

Feb 27, 2020

it s interesting because i learn a lot of things about infographic