Teaching infographic design


Infographics have been a standard element in print stories for decades, but we don’t want to overlook their value on your website or even in some social media postings.  It’s worth the time to learn how to decide what kind of infographic will be best for a particular story.

I’ve noticed that some students are adept at using Canva or Piktochart, but they don’t realize that they need to take a step before creating the infographic.  That is, they need to figure out which kind of infographic will help to tell the story better.

Here are a few things I’ve created (and borrowed) that you might want to use with your students.  In fact, I’ve used the Powerpoint via Zoom with my students, but they can just as easily use it by themselves before class so that you can all discuss it together once you are meeting (virtually or live).

All About Infographics

Don’t do this in infographics

Infographic parts and types

This poster is one that I like to print out and post in several places near designers’ computers as a reminder of what every infographic needs to include.