Effective Infographics

Infographics can be a very effective way of presenting and sharing data and ideas, but in order to do so they need to be well designed. This course explores the design principles behind effective infographics and how to create them using Adobe Spark.

Successful completion of the course leads to the Infographic Designer digital badge and certificate.


Sign-up

The course consists of two mandatory live training sessions, that are each 1-hour long and 2-3 hours of additional learning in the form a practical project assessment. Estimated learning time: 4–5 hours.

The course runs twice a year, in the Autumn and Spring terms.

Sign-up for one of each session below:

  
  
  
  
  
Sign Up>>Effective Infographics. Session 202/12/2021 14:0002/12/2021 15:00Online


The sessions will be held through a Microsoft Teams meeting. A link (URL) to the meeting and joining instructions will be sent after booking on a session.

Target Audience

​Cardiff Met students or staff

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for the course, but you should have a familiarity with using Windows, Office and a web browser.

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Course Structure

The course is comprised of​ two mandatory training sessions, that are both 1-hour long and an additional 2-3 hours of learning in the form a practical project assessment.

The first session introduces some of the design principles required to create effective infographics. The Adobe Spark software and the infographics templates it offers are explored.

The second session examines some more design principles required to create effective infographics. We then look at the ways in which Adobe Spark templates can be customised to depict your data and make the design distinct.

The final component of the course is a practical project in which you will design and create an effective infographic.

Estimated amount of learning time:

  • Teaching sessions: 2 hours
  • Practical project assessment: 2 - 3 hours

For a total of between 4 - 5 hours.


Digital Badge Certification

Infographic Designer badge

Successful completion of the course leads to the Infographic Designer digital badge and certificate.

The digital badge is issued by Cardiff Metropolitan University through the Credly platform.

To complete the course and gain the digital badge, learners are required to complete the face-to-face training and pass a practical project assessment. 

Earners of this badge understand the design principles behind effective infographics. They are able to apply those principles to design infographics that clearly and unambiguously present ideas and data. They understand the purpose behind infographics and are able to create informational or promotional graphics. They are able to use software such as Adobe Spark or Illustrator to create their infographics.

Visit the Digital Badges at Cardiff Met page to find out more about our digital credentialing programme.

Upcoming Courses

  
  
  
Sign Up>>Effective Infographics. Session 202/12/2021 14:00

Specific Learning Outcomes

​On completion of the course learners are able to:

  • Explain the design principles that are required to create effective infographics.
  • Create infographics that clearly and unambiguously present ideas and data.
  • Use Adobe Spark to combine text, images, logos and graphic design elements.
  • Customise the theme of an Adobe Spark graphic.


 

Got a question?

See whether the Certification FAQs page answers it, or find out more about more about Digital Badges at Cardiff Met.  If you still have questions, get in touch with the IT Training team via email.