Infographics provide an engaging way to present information that includes text, illustrations, graphs, maps, and photos. On-line infographics can also include gifs and animations. The advantage of an infographic is in the combination of formats used, creating a delightful marriage of verbal and visual information.
In this article, I’ll give you a brief description of the steps I use to create infographics, starting with a list of the steps. Each step (or combination of steps in some instances) will have a subsequent article, which I’ll link to as soon as it’s done.
A graphical abstract visually summarizes the main finding of research presented in a paper. More and more journals are requiring or accepting graphical abstracts, with Elsevier Publishing leading the charge, they could become a regular requirement in scientific publishing.
Ready to try science communication but can’t quite figure out how you want to communicate? Already doing SciComm, but want to mix up your game? I’ve created this handy flow chart so that you can explore some of the many science communication styles.