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WHAM - World History and Modern Affairs: Infographics


According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an infographic is a a chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way

Infographics are a tool for visual communication, and the most creative ones grab your attention and don't let go!  Some reasons to use infographics are to provide and overview, display survey data, compare/contrast data, or raise awareness of an issue. 

Key elements:

  • A  catchy Title
  • Quick overview of the topic
  • Who is your target audience? Are the images appropriate? Are the words appropriate for the age group?
  • Don't include too many photos or images.
  • Don't include too many words. Remember, quick and easy to read.
  • Do your research! Is the source of your information reliable? Trustworthy? Is the data verifiable?
  • When applicable, include a citation or list the website where you obtained the information.
  • Have a friend read it over to see if they understand your message.