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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 Jill M

May 21, 2018

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

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 HASSAAN Z R

Sep 28, 2016

awesome

By Alaa J S

Dec 10, 2016

Karl Gude lectures are amazing

By Ellen C

Aug 31, 2017

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

By Olga K

Apr 28, 2017

This course is very interesting and the teacher is really cool!

By SERENA G

Jun 24, 2018

very good: contents are well explain and interesting. Evaluation method show you how the other see your work but also teach you how points look

By Ema K

May 16, 2018

Extremely helpful course - I learned a lot, including how to use Adobe Illustrator. Got a lot of tips on infographic design and it helped me broaden my concept of what I considered to be infographics.

Only issue I had with the class was that there was really no interaction with the professor or his team. It kind of felt like we were left to ourselves.

By Yunyan L

Mar 20, 2018

Really like the course. It is a basic entry-level course for me to understand the crucial criteria of making a good infographic and give me a general guide to how to make infographics. The course pace is good, not very intensive but very concise and informational, to the point.

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 Elsa P

Nov 21, 2017

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

By Jawaneh M M M

Feb 17, 2018

nice because its amazing

By amdifi h

May 06, 2019

great cours

By Puspita K

Mar 24, 2019

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

By Kristin B

Jun 06, 2019

I really liked the course. I had a lot of fun with the assignments and am so happy of how my infograpic looks like! Can only recommend this cource to anyone else.

By Jessica R

Jul 15, 2019

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

By Swagata R K

Jul 23, 2019

love studying this course