Below you will find examples of digital infographics created by my students to represent their collaborative processes.
Team 1 – This team used Adobe Photoshop to create their infographic. They explain, “Our infographic can be divided into three parts: introduction, collaboration process and the data diagram. “About the action project” is the general introduction about our action group. We convey our project time, location, goal and perspective. The very right vertical column shows each group member’s Gmail pictures and names.” They also indicated that the infographic is divided into two parts – the upper that explains the flow of the process and the lower that designates the roles of the members. They include a “data diagram” in which they reveal communication statistics about their project such as social media postings, emails and other forms of communication.
Team 2 – This team attempted to show organization and structure. And, since everything did not go on “without a hitch” they wanted to represent some of their team’s conflicts and resolutions. They reflected on the connection between communication and integration. “Without communicating we would’ve never branched out, or sold any of our problems. In fact this project would not have been done if we did not work together. It would have been too much for one individual to handle alone, and do well. We needed each other to each build each block to make this work and make the project a success. We want those who look at this infographic to know if you truly work together to solve issues, and communicate they can accomplish anything.”
Team 3 – As team 3 states, infographics should present complex information quickly and clearly to the viewer. According to Edward Tufte in his book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, one of the main objectives of an infographic is to “induce the viewer to think about the substance rather than about methodology, graphic design, the technology of graphic production.” Their infographic reflects this philosophy.
*Note: Both Team 2 and 3 used Piktochart, an online infographic generator.