This two days course will teach you the tools to create beautiful and functional vector graphics, graphs/charts and icons. You will be able to translate your data and visualize them in a more graphical and beautiful way. During this course, you will use Adobe Illustrator.
For: PhD candidates, postdocs and staff.
Since 2009, the popularity of infographics and iconography has grown exponentially. An infographic is a visual communication that uses images, icons or illustrations to communicate a message with little text. Ninety percent of the information transmitted to your brain is visual, so it is important to tickle the optic nerves to excite people about your data.
What you will learn
Our objective is to introduce you to the power of Adobe Illustrator and help you design your own vector graphics, graphs & icons. These you will then use to create your own infographics. You will be provided with the basic rules of infographic design and what you must do to make your story clear to your audience. You will learn to translate your data to an appealing graph or chart with the help of Adobe Illustrator instead of Microsoft Excel.
No previous knowlegde of the program is required.
The first day is focused on Adobe Illustrator and the infographic design theory. On the second day, you will be challenged to design an infographic in groups of 3 or 4 people. The training is designed to help you understand the power of good data visualization and vector graphic design towards the design of an infographic. You will do this in steps through different assignments during the course.
Teacher: Iliana Boshoven-Gkini
Number of participants: 8 – 12