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1. Introduction to Design an Infographic in Google Drawings
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There are many ways to present information to an audience.

How you communicate information depends on many factors, such as: who your audience is, where the information appears, and your reasons and goals for sharing that information.

When you present information visually, you can quickly communicate important facts and reach a broad audience.

One way to do this is with an infographic, or information graphic.

An infographic illustrates important information that communicates key facts to your audience.

Infographics use simple graphics called icons to make facts: more visually appealing, more interesting to read, and easier to understand.

Because images call attention to information, infographics are a great way to summarize and share data across different digital platforms, such as social media, email, and websites.

Professionals often use infographics to communicate specific points to broad audiences.

For example: Journalists and researchers use infographics to present data at a glance; Companies use them to explain their products to consumers; and policymakers use infographics to present statistics to the public that support specific laws or policies.

In this lesson, you will create your own infographic to clearly, concisely, and powerfully communicate information to your audience.

To do this, you will find and evaluate facts about a topic of your choice.

Then, you will design your own infographic in Google Drawings.

Google Drawings is a free diagramming app used to build charts, graphics, and illustrations, but you could apply these skills in any graphic design application.

As you complete this project, you will: find and evaluate facts from a reliable source, add, edit, and format text and images, and use text and images to visually communicate key facts to a digital audience.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to Google dot com.

If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To get started, choose a topic.

Your teacher may assign you a topic.

Or, if you’re making your infographic about anything you want, you may want to make your infographic about a place, a social or environmental issue, an animal or scientific issue, another topic that you’ve studied, or a topic that interests you beyond school.

Then, open a new Drawing and rename it.

Now, it’s your turn: Choose a topic for your infographic, Create and rename a new Drawing, Then, move on to the next video where you will set up your infographic.

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  1. Choose a topic for your infographic.
  2. Create and rename a new drawing.