Piktochart Infographics Training Course

06/09/2018

This Piktochart Infographics Training Course is an introduction to creating infographics and visualisations for a general audience. Combining discussion, hands-on tool learning as well as group work, we cover basic design considerations, storytelling and some useful dos and don’ts to help you communicate your data more effectively.Piktochart Infographics Training Course Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

Piktochart is a web-based tool that allows you to turn your information into attractive, visually appealing infographics.

An infographic is a visual diagram that uses elements such as icons, graphs, text, maps, and pictures in place of a report or article.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for people who need to publish visually appealing content onto websites and social media platforms.  It is aimed at standard office users and not at graphic design professionals.

Learning objectives

Making an infographic is a strategy that allows you to communicate information in a way that is visually appealing and easy to read quickly and easily. Turn numerical data into beautiful graphs, text into images, and what would otherwise be a dry article or report into a highly visual experience.

Subjects covered in this Piktochart training session include:

  • Understanding of why infographics and data visualisations are effective
  • Considerations about audience and aim/message
  • Explain the uses of Piktochart for infographic creation
  • Discuss Piktochart account set up
  • Explain the different kinds of infographic formats
  • Identify featured themes
  • Thinking about colour and typography
  • Explain how to manipulate theme elements to create a beautiful infographic

Course Outline

  • Understanding of why infographics and data visualisations are effective
    • Why we need to consider using infographics / data visualisations
    • Past examples
  • Considerations about audience and aim/message
    • Who is the audience? Where are they? How does this affect attention and what they want
    • What are you trying to say? What do you want the audience to see / understand first?
    • Where is the infographic going? (i.e. social media, printed report) – this will affect how you design it.
  • How to improve your basic charts
    • Sorting your information
    • Formatting
    • Pie charts – do’s and don’ts
  • Developing a workflow to turn your data into an infographic
    • Using a pre-prepared data set attendees are guided through a process to create an infographic
    • Consideration about usefulness of each piece of data
    • Hierarchy
    • Grouping
    • Shaping the infographic
    • Layout
    • Digitising the results
  • Thinking about colour and typography
    • Group discussions on examples of infographics
    • Effects of colour and typography to define mood and story
  • Discussion on layout as a tool for storytelling
    • Using examples we critique the layout of various infographics
    • Do they help or hinder the audience?
    • Discussion about style over substance

Eident deliver this Piktochart Infographics Training Course in Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres, and at client sites across Scotland.