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ENGL395-1302: Writing for the Health Professions: Infographics & Outreach Materials

Graphic Design Resources

Infographic Software

Infographics can be created with:

  • Dozens of infographic-specific tools exist. A free option with limited access is generally available, with a wider range of templates and functions accessible for a monthly fee. PiktochartVisme, Canva, and offer the broadest selection of images and templates, although users may want to browse the images available in a wide number of tools (e.g., Adobe Create Cloud Express or Lucidchart) before selecting an option that suits their requirements.
  • Adobe Illustrator. vector graphics editor such as Illustrator can provide more sophisticated image manipulation. Part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud application, Illustrator is the industry standard for creating static infographics.
  • Tableau allows users to create dynamic and interactive visualizations without users needing to learn a programming language. Tableau story points, in particular, are designed to present information in sequential order, like many infographics.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint. Make infographics from scratch or use a series of infographic templates designed for PowerPoint by both Microsoft and external vendors.

Users with coding experience may prefer to create static or interactive graphics in R or D3.js. While D3 is the most widely used dynamic visualization tool on the web, the R language underpins the infographics of several media outlets, including the BBCPython programmers also have access to a growing number of visualization libraries.

Icon and Image Sources