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RHE306 Infographic Tutorial

published by beckwise

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making a persuasive
INFOGRAPHIC
4
EASY
STEPS
INVENT // ARRANGE // STYLE // DELIVER
Invent
What will you tell  your audience?
BRAINSTORM ...
What do I want to communicate? Who is my audience? What rhetorical strategies can I use?
ARRANGE
make an
OUTLINE
then
1st
set up blocks for each heading
and
start adding your content
Need help? Watch this video tutorial
Not sure what kind of layout fits your outline? Need some structure ideas? Check out PiktoChart's "6 Types of Infographics"
What order should the information be in?
STYLE
How will you present your argument?
Add videos
fonts
Add graphics
Play this video on YouTube
Color and font choices help establish your ethos. The font you choose should, first and foremost, be legible. But you can also use fonts to establish tone.
Maybe you're very serious
Maybe you're fun or funny
You can use different fonts to
especially important information.
highlight
Using color
Click the gif to see it full-size
You can use color to evoke feelings, establish tone, link ideas or highlight information. Make sure there's enough contrast to keep your infographic legible!
Adding links to text, icons or photos is an easy way to cite your sources. Just select the element, click the 'link' button, and paste the URL. Easy as pie!
Any element can be a hyperlink!
DELIVER
How will you circulate your message?
SAVE
Early and Often!
   Piktochart auto-saves your work every so often, but don't rely on that! Make sure you save your work using the green 'save' button at the top right of the screen before you finish work each session.    When the file is up to date, the 'save' button will show a check mark and change to read 'saved'.
SHARE
Once your infographic is complete, you'll need to circulate it to your audience. The way you do that will depend on two factors:    1. The venue you've chosen to publish your infographic    2. The elements you've included in your infographic
Printing your infographic?
   First off, do you have any moving elements, like gifs or movies, in your infographic? If so, it won't work in print (at least in the Muggle world!). You'll want to publish your infographic in a digital format instead.    You can save your static infographic as a JPEG, PNG or PDF using the 'DOWNLOAD' link at the top right of the Piktochart editing window.
Publishing to a digital platform?
   You have several options for digitally publishing your infographic. Below are common platforms and the publishing options that will work for them.
Website
Social media
Email
Embed
Link
Download
(static content only)
   You already know how to download your infographic; you can upload the image to a website or social media, or attach it to an email.    The other options are found under the 'SHARE' link at the top right of the Piktochart editing window.
Need more help?
You can check out a step-by-step tutorial for saving and sharing your infographic on the Piktochart website.
Prepared by Beck Wise for the Digital Writing & Research Lab, 2016 www.dwrl.utexas.edu