Tuesday, April 17, 2018

EdTech Summit Auckland - 2018 - Session 5

Data Visualisation and Infographics
Patrick Green

Session Resources

Visual literacy is an important skill so  we can have understanding of all the information that is throw at us on a daily basis.
Design is a huge component of communication.

The Google Drawing page is in the centre section.
Use the zoom tool to zoom over the area you want to work on so you don't have to see all of it all the time.

Fonts give an immediate feeling and thought when you see them.
You can use this to your advantage.
Culture plays into the meaning - it is the person seeing the font that makes the meaning it gives.

2 fonts
Use colours that go together - don't just randomly throw colours at the page. Use colours that help you tell the story.
ColorZilla - chrome extension
Colour lovers - web page

Shape - these can make your brain link to things as soon as you see them.
You can make simple images by combining simple shapes together on Google Drawing. Build your own rather than find something on Google. Makes it more personal.
FlatIcon.com - vector images
Noun Project - icons for everything

You can access MyMaps from drive!


  1. Hi Karen,

    I'm at home in Opua and wasn't able to attend the Auckland GAFE. Thanks for sharing Patrick Green's workshop. I love creating infographics myself and getting students to think about how to represent data visually is a good skill for them to know.

    Some amazing examples can be found at http://www.visualisingdata.com/ and I've also had a lot of success using https://piktochart.com/.

    Nga mihi nui