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Introduction to Infographics

Course overview Date, venue & booking

Introduction to Infographics

This will be a one-day participative workshop, introducing you to the
fundamentals of infographic design.

Infographics provide a great way of communicating insight in reports, on social
media, in presentations, on posters. We will consider all the factors that have
an impact on the infographic you end up with, and look at the steps you need to
go through to get to a good result.

The day will involve both theory, explained with illustrated with case studies,
as well as pen and paper exercises so you can explore ideas and learn for

While we will discuss the tools available for creating infographics the
emphasis of the day will be on coming up with a good idea for any given
situation rather than mastering the tools to create the final work.

Who should attend?

The workshop is recommended for Research, Teaching & Academic staff.
We do not except applications from postgraduates or Research Students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of programmes designed specifcally to meet their needs.

Workshop Objectives

  • How, why and when to use an Infographic
  • Defining a clear story
  • Recognising suitable material to work with
  • Optimising infographics for different media and audiences
  • Understanding the role of design
  • Confidence to have a go

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Improved understanding of infographics
  • Practical application of knowledge about infographics
  • Understanding the steps to develop an infographic

Is there anything else I need to know?
Please print out and bring with you a couple of examples of infographics that you have found to be good or bad, ideally from your field of work though it doesn't have to be your
own. This will form the basis of discussion around definitions, challenges and

Quotes for delegates who attended the workshop in June 2016

'I recently attended a new Introduction to Infographics 1 day training programme at the university. It was really useful in helping me to understand the importance of creating a storyboard for the effective dissemination of research findings. The trainer was very knowledgeable and shared lots of useful resources and helpful tips on how to develop one's expertise in using infographics to good effect.'
Dr Deirdre Hughe OBE, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research (IER)

Further information
For reference material relating to this workshop please vist link

Further information (books, tools, resources) will be added to a Resource Bank Page during May 2016

Led by:
Sandy Sparks (
Learning and Development Advisor
Lulu Pinney (
Freelance Infographic designer and trainer

Date - Wednesday 2 November 2016

Time - 8.45am for refreshments, workshop commences at 9am concluding at 5pm

Venue - Argent Court (AC02/03).

Directions - Campus Map

Parking -
Parking is limited, early arrival is strongly recommended. Those with a University of Warwick staff parking permit can park in Argent Court car park and do not need to use the pay and display.

Catering: Lunch will be provided together with refreshments throughout the day.


Any Questions?
Workshop content:
Sandy Sparks (
Ext: 74121

Workshop Arrangements:
Jane Cooper (
Ext: 24893


For your Information

After completion of this workshop delegates are encouraged to further their knowledge of infographics by attending the follow on workshop 'Develop your Infographics' which focuses on developing delegates own infographics which is specific to their individual needs and their work.



To Apply

If you would like to request a place on the Introduction to Infographics on 2 November please complete the 'Book a place' form below selecting the option
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If you are unable to attend on the above date but would like to register your interest in future Introduction to Infographic workshops please complete the 'Book a place' form below selecting the option

'Please register my interest in future Intro. to Infographics workshops'.
LDC will then contact you when further dates become available.

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