Fail Proof Infographic in 5 Minutes
What is the bane of any student’s life? Presentations. We hate them because we never seem to have the right see of tools to make them look creative, fun, and interesting. In fact, to most people, their only tool was PowerPoint, Keynote, or even Google Presentation. Until now. Thanks to Infogr.am our ways of presenting content, and data is changed forever.
Infogr.am is a brand new way to look at graphs and information in general. In technical terms it is used for making info graphics. It has virtually every graph you can imagine: bar, pyramid, pie, and even pictorials. The controls are simple to use and the graphs are edited through a standard spreadsheet. You can even publish your work onto Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or even embed it on your own blog or website. But that’s not what makes Infogr.am so exceptional is that everything that you make will without a doubt look good based on its pre-made templates that you can work on. Also if you are already developing an excel document with data, you can also import that in and use it, instead of using the default graphs and charts of Microsoft Excel or Numbers on the Mac.
In addition to presenting data that looks cool, the created content is also very interactive. For example you can have pie charts which you can hover with your mouse and information can be displayed, and other types of widgets are also animated to keep your audience amused. On the other hand, you could also add videos pictures, and even a Google Map like plug in that you could use, say for presenting video viewership in different countries.
Even though Infogr.am sounds like it is approaching every perspective of making our presentation days brighter there are some problems with, since it’s still in the beta stages of its release. Sometimes it may decide to lag a little and a couple of small bugs. However we guarantee that if the final release is finished the bugs and glitches will inevitably be gone very soon. As a student, I’m impressed by these tools. Personally, I can’t wait to use them and not have to use PowerPoint, or spend hours making graphic designed posters in Photoshop.
After creating your account you can choose whether you want to create only one info graphic or multiple on a poster
Select a template as a foundation for your info graphic poster
Choose from these choices of widgets to use in your poster (i.e. data chart, location map, word boxes, pictures, or videos)
Choose a type of chart that you would like to represent your data.
Double click any widgets to edit the information type, data, or customization options. Also you may press the Load Data button to upload spreadsheets.
Rearrange your poster by dragging widgets one before the other to order them
Enter the name and description of your Poster and customize your own web address for it
Select your preferred social network for sharing or just copy the embed code to use on your blog or website, and you're finished!