This infographic was created by staff at the Research Medical Library at MD Anderson Cancer Center to demonstrate the library’s role in assisting faculty to publish their research. Infographics have to tell a story, and working out the narrative was certainly the hardest part of creating this. If you would like the Publisher format of this document, contact April Aultman Becker.
March 13, 2013 at 3:41 pm
Hi April! I love your infographic – I think more libraries and archives should consider using infographics to get information about their services or collections out there. I’m currently working on designing an infographic to display some survey results, but I’m having a hard time finding a tool/template that I like (and I’m not a graphic designer at all). What did you use for this infographic? Do you have any tips or resources that you use for designing infographics?
P.S. – I just discovered this site and I’m in love with it! What a great idea. Thanks so much for creating this blog and sharing resources! I hope I can contribute some of my own design ideas someday.
March 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm
Infographics are tough to make! I looked at a ton of them on Stephen’s Lighthouse and Daily Infographic for inspiration. There are some tools online that can help you create an Infographic (check this site out: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/infographic-tools/), but I found most of them too limiting for the data we wanted to express, so I worked with a few other librarians to come up with our own design (based on the shapes and colors of other infographics we liked out there) using Publisher.
Good luck, and I’d love to see what you come up with!