English 1213: Composition II: Infographics
Infographics: Good, Bad, or In-Between?
Can you tell if these infographics are trustworthy?
Try answering these questions:
- What sources are cited?
- Who is the creator/author?
- What is the purpose?
- Who is the intended audience?
- What (if any) financial interests are at play?
- Check out one or more of the sources cited. Does it appear to be legitimate? How can you tell?
- Is the information conveyed by the infographic controversial? What can you find out about the issue from other sources and does it confirm or contest the infographic?
- How do the images/graphics/symbols, colors, and other design choices contribute to the content and intent of the infographic?
More Examples of Infographics
- Information Is Beautiful Awards ShowcaseThe Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art (from http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/about).
- Compound InterestCompound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis. It also provides graphics for educational purposes, both for teacher and student use (from http://www.compoundchem.com/about/).
- Stars Wars: A New Hope Adapted as an InfographicJust because.
Creative Commons and Copyright
Be Careful With Your Content!
- The $8,000 Mistake That All Bloggers Should BewareLearn from the painful mistakes of these bloggers as they discuss how they got into trouble over copyright.
- Getty Images Suing You For Copyright Infringement Over Photos For Blog?More tips on how to avoid getting into trouble over copyright.
- Fox ‘Stole’ a Game Clip, Used it in Family Guy & DMCA’d the OriginalWhile you should be careful and ethical when using content, be aware that false copyright claims and takedown notices are an issue, as well.
Info on Copyright and CC
- Copyright Basics VideoA quick overview of what copyright is all about.
- Creative Commons Kiwi VideoWhat is Creative Commons and how does it work?
- Creative Commons LicensesLearn more about how CC licenses work.
- CC SearchUse Creative Commons to search across multiple resources.
- Google Images Advanced SearchNarrow your results by Creative Commons license under the "usage rights" option.
- Purdue OWLUse Purdue OWL to help you cite images in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
License Your Own Work
Content on this page was adapted from:
Bliquez, R., & Van Galen, J. (2015). The who, what, and why of the Creative Commons. In P. Bravender, H. McClure, & G. Schaub (Eds.), Teaching information literacy threshold concepts: Lesson plans for librarians (pp. 152–156). Chicago: ALA Editions.
McClure, H., & Toth, C. (2015). Louder than words: Using infographics to teach the value of information and authority. In P. Bravender, H. McClure, & G. Schaub (Eds.), Teaching information literacy threshold concepts: Lesson plans for librarians (pp. 166–172). Chicago: ALA Editions.