Unlock Your Creativity: Start making inspired infographics that stand out
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Infographics—those attention-grabbing visuals perfect for clarifying complex ideas—aren't packing as big a punch as more and more flood the internet. The solution: Creative thinking! In this engaging session, infographics guru Karl Gude will give you practical tips for planning and designing more effective infographics and inspiring creative strategies and ideas to help you think differently so your visual message can rise above the clutter.
- Why visual is better than text to reach your audience
- How to plan a visual project, with can't-miss steps for success
- How to find a story in data and where to find that data
- The must-have visual tools to display your story effectively
- Best practices and lessons from widely shared, engaging infographics
- How to break the bonds of predictable thinking and come up with new ideas
Karl Gude is the former director of information graphics at Newsweek magazine and at The Associated Press. After a decade at Newsweek, during which he covered stories from the collapse of Enron to the World Trade Center attack, Karl was invited to create two programs at Michigan State University: one on infographics, the other on creativity and complex problem-solving. Karl is a visual storyteller, artist and writer who consults with PR firms and government agencies (such as the CIA) to create understandable infographics. He writes a column for the Huffington Post, has presented three TEDx Talks and given two talks at SXSW, the tech conference in Austin, Texas, on "The Power of Visual Storytelling." @karlgude