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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 Peter S

Aug 07, 2016

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

By Carlos S

Oct 09, 2016

Was great to learn something I never seen as a course in my country. The professor was very great and I'm very happy about everything I've learn here. Thank you!

By Diva G

Dec 07, 2017

Karl is super amazing. He keeps you engaged and teaches loads of stuff about creating maps, charts, making illustrations, structuring, and avoiding mistakes in color and typography. The assignments were creative and challenging, and forced me to do my best. I had so much fun doing them, and reading feedback as well. Loved it!

By Rudyanto

Jun 20, 2017

Inspiring course

By Turlea O

Jun 21, 2016

Great course that has meaningful value!

By Emily H

Mar 25, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Karl Gude is a great instructor with clear and to the point lessons. Definitely recommend.

By Iris

Dec 02, 2016

Interesting

By Irina G

Aug 17, 2016

thank you so much! really cool!

By Megan M S

Nov 02, 2016

Entertaining and informative lessons with fun assignments

By Trixia

Mar 15, 2016

Very informative and the speaker is very good.

By 王翔

Jan 20, 2017

A very useful course.

Although some homework is difficult, I really learn a lot from my study.

By Winnie W

Jul 05, 2017

It is great course. And very helpful to my work.

By Yeo Z Z

Dec 05, 2017

Audited the course. A quick, excellent course on the principles of making good visualizations for your data. His tutorials for Adobe Illustrator was also excellent.

By Celeste J

Apr 09, 2018

Great course. thank you!

By Amiena M

Feb 16, 2018

I love take this course, and it was so helpful to start this kind of design.

Thanks a lot and best wishes

By Venkatesh

Apr 07, 2017

It was my first Coursera course and I really enjoyed the structure provided and the whole learning experience. Hope I take the learning from the course and work on improving myself on creating world-class infographics

By Anastasia K

Mar 22, 2017

Amazing course and really interesting and entertaining as well!

By Apurba R C

Aug 07, 2017

Excellent course! very comprehensive :)

By Špela G

Mar 14, 2016

Thank you. The course was exactly what I needed.

By Tudor-A L

Nov 28, 2016

It is a great course with lot of examples!

Thank you!

By SALIM A J S

Apr 12, 2018

great course

By Prabodh

Mar 19, 2018

A great course to learn how to make infographics. Also one gets to learn software tools like Adobe illustrator/Inkscape which is the best part of it. It would be very helpful if mentors also review the assignments along with peer reviewing them. Since mentors are the once who are experts in the field, their comments would really add value and mean a lot in the progress of any candidate undergoing this course. Overall very intensive and extensive subject but the way coursera and Mr.Karl Gude has structured it is just outstanding. Also I would like to thank Mr.Karl Gude for his explanations and making realize every minute detail!!

By Christina P

Oct 27, 2016

Excellent course, challenging but very useful!

By Mostafa F M

Oct 18, 2016

Excellent course

thank you all

By Gabriela M

Jan 08, 2017

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