Infographics have become popular recently but have been used for a long time, in newspapers, magazines, advertising and other media. According to the Eduteka Portal, a commonly accepted definition of Infographics is "graphic representation, in poster form, including data, graphics and text to communicate, in a simple manner, complex ideas or concepts".
Infographics are visually appealing and show and communicate detailed and summarized information on a particular topic, drawing attention and encouraging the search for other sources.
One advantage of infographics nowadays is that you can now design an image vertically with a varying length and a generally standardized width for use in blogs, social networks or other publications.... Thus, the infographic is easy to view and read in our computer screen by only using the mouse scroll wheel.
In education, they can be used as a teaching resource, or as a class activity to create the infographic. This requires a process of documentation, gathering and selection of data to display, design (style, color, fonts, icons) and choosing an effective method to share this information.
There are many tools to create our own infographics: online applications like Visual.ly, Infogr.am, Piktochart or graphics editors such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp.
We share a collection of infographics on e-Learning and other links: