Data Visualization Toolkit: Infographics Resources & Tools

Infographics Resources

Infographics are popular because they offer data in appealing packages that can be quickly absorbed and shared. Vox offers a helpful blog and infographic explaining why infographics are useful. Check out Neomam and Hubspot as well.

There is a variety of good sources for infographic layout ideas.

  • Check out the infographic templates on the web-based infographic applications in the Tools section (Venngage, Piktochart, Easel.ly). These templates demonstrate best practices in infographic design and are great at getting your creative juices flowing.
  • Start with a simple Google image search for infographics. To narrow your search and yield more relevant results to what you are trying to create, search for a specific topic + infographic. For example, “special education infographic.”
  • Search for “infographic” on Pinterest for more creative ideas.
  • The Mashable media company shares its infographics on Visually.
  • Browse the DailyInfographic.com, which offers a featured infographic each day.
  • Browse the Office of Special Education Program’s Fast Facts which summarize key facts related to specific aspects of the data collection authorized by Section 618 of the IDEA.

Telling Your SSIP Story in an Infographic: Strategies, Tips, and Examples

The DaSy Center, National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI), and ECTA Center developed a 2018 brief called Telling Your SSIP Story in an Infographic: Strategies, Tips, and Examples.

This brief offers guidance on the varied uses and audiences for infographics, best practices for creating infographics, and examples of state SSIP infographics. The brief also provides an exemplar SSIP infographic and instructions on how to access the template through a technical assistance provider.

Infographics Tools

Several free and low-cost online tools are available to develop high-quality and professional infographics. Read on to learn more about some of DaSy staff’s favorites. You can also access this blog for more information on comparing the available tools.

Venngage

Venngage offers a variety of design tools. Like many design companies, it offers a few free templates to help users get started with specific tools. Upgrading to Premium ($15 to $19 per month) gives access to more templates and the ability to create more infographics.

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Easel.ly

Easel.ly is an online website that offers free infographic templates as well. Its Public Visuals library includes over 2 million shared user infographics that can provide inspiration. The paid plan costs $3 per month.

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Piktochart

Piktochart is another commercial vendor that offers a variety of design tools and offers a few free templates to help users get started with specific tools. They’re known for offering an intuitive user interface. You can “level up” for access to more templates for $15 or $29 per month.

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Infogram

Infogram is an online data visualization tool for creating charts, infographics, maps, and reports. With a free account, a user can create up to 10 projects, with three pages per project. Import data, publish the content online, and choose from different chart and map types. You can upgrade to “pro” for $19 a month, which offers downloadable versions of the completed design, a large map library, infographic analytics, and more.

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