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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 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.

CS
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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By Benelyn B

Nov 11, 2020

Very comprehensive and beginner friendly. Learned a lot and will definitely use this to improve my skills with my field.

By Jeannifer R

Oct 28, 2020

This course is really useful and fun as well. I have a great time, studying the lecture and doing the assignment too

By Ananya G S 1

Sep 25, 2020

Good course with relevant insights in developing necessary skills and practices, with relevant hands-on assignments

By Lavanya R

Sep 26, 2020

Top notch. The modules are very precise, and easy to learn. Kept me engaged throughout. Thank you Prof. Karl Gude.

By Liubov Y

May 22, 2016

Karl is amazing. The way he talks about the design and infographics is super energizing and motivating. Thank you!

By Kimber F

May 23, 2020

Great course! Learned a lot! Sharpened some skills and learned new ones. I liked the instructor--great job!

By Amiena M

Feb 15, 2018

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

Thanks a lot and best wishes

By Rizla

Jan 15, 2017

This course is absolutely incredible! Very clear, direct, detailed and useful information! Thanks Karl!

By Therese M

Jan 2, 2021

I learned and appreciate more the use of adobe illustrator and other apps that has vector capacities.

By Luiza E C d S

Sep 1, 2020

Very complete course! It gives the fundamentals to create infographics in a very well explained way.

By Anna S

Jun 19, 2020

I loved the course. Interesting materials and well explained. Thanks a lot for the visual materials.

By Afaq A

Jun 10, 2020

It was a wonderful experience for me to learn about infographics. Highly recommended for beginners.

By Tetiana L

Jul 11, 2016

Enjoyed the course very much! Although I didn't pay for the certificate, the course is very useful.

By Kaja W

Jul 20, 2017

Great course I've learned a lot about making infographics and present them in a nice visual manner

By Parimal R

May 19, 2020

Very useful tips given by the instructor for preparing visually good info-graphic illustrations.

By Sara M

Nov 25, 2020

I have really enjoyed how practical this course was and I feel like I picked up so many skills!

By Lovely S

Aug 4, 2020

this is a fun course if you want to take your professionalism and presentation to another level

By 王翔

Jan 19, 2017

A very useful course.

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

By Rabiah A A

Mar 7, 2016

Its very clear and concise the structure of the course, i love the way the teacher explained.

By Sheriff O O

Jun 18, 2017

The instructor is very well versed in infographic and very good at imparting the knowledge.

By Polina A

Feb 15, 2018

Very useful course for those who have not been in common with Illustrator at all. Thanks!

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 20, 2018

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