3. Find and Add Information to Your Infographic
In this video, you will search for, evaluate, and add information to your infographic.
Infographics show facts with visuals to make them more interesting to an audience.
Think about your topic and what kind of interesting information will attract your audience’s attention.
Begin with a powerful, interesting point that is central to your topic.
This will get your reader’s attention and make them want to read the rest of your infographic.
For example, if your infographic is about a country, you might start with its population.
In an infographic about a country’s food culture, you could start with how many famous restaurants that country has.
If your infographic is about a career, you could get your reader’s attention by featuring the salary first.
Sometimes, infographics show surprising information or fun facts throughout.
As you choose facts for your infographic, think about how they can be represented visually.
You will add icons in the next video, but as you choose your facts, think about how you might use icons to show them.
To find information for your infographic, open a new tab in your browser...
And search for information about your topic.
Choose a result from a source that looks reliable.
You can look at the web link to determine if a source is trustworthy.
Government websites ending in dot gov, educational websites ending in dot e-d-u, and non-profit organization websites ending in dot org generally contain reliable information.
Many sites also contain a list of references that tell you where information or data comes from.
When you find a reliable source, scan it for interesting information and choose at least three facts that you will be able to visually illustrate in your infographic.
These might be the three most important things to know about your topic.
Or, they may be the facts that your audience would find most interesting or surprising.
Once you’ve decided on your first fact, add a text box to your infographic.
And type your fact into the text box.
Focus on the most essential information and keep the text short and easy for viewers to read and understand quickly.
In the next video, you will add icons to illustrate each fact, so keeping the text brief ensures that your icons will stand out from the page.
Resize the text box if the text doesn’t fit.
Change the font size, style, and color...
...and reposition the text box.
Then add a text box at the bottom of the page to cite your sources.
It’s important to give credit to the original source of your information so your audience can see where it came from and find out more about the topic.
Label the text box Sources.
Return to your search and copy the U-R-L of the page where you found your information...
Then return to your project and paste the U-R-L into the text box.
Follow the same steps to add at least two more facts to your infographic.
To save time, copy the text box from your first fact...
...paste a copy for each additional fact.
And replace the text with your new facts.
Then, reposition them.
If you use a different website for a source, add it to your list of sources Great work!
Now, it’s your turn: Search for and choose at least three reliable facts about your topic, Add them to your infographic using text boxes, And add a text box for sources.
Then, move on to the next video where you will add icons to your infographic.