Infographics with Piktochart

Meg Miller - GIS & Data Visualization Librarian



  1. Define key terms;
  2. Discuss visualization types and their uses;
  3. Evaluate available infographic software;
  4. Piktochart Exercise:
    • Explore Piktochart interface
    • Create a simple infographic of climate summary data

Key Terms:

  • Data Visualization: Display complex information in a way that makes it easier for your end user to explore or understand what you have done.

  • Infographic: a collection of imagery, charts, and minimal text that gives an easy-to-understand overview of a topic or distills a theme


CBC Example

Source: CBC News

Getting Started:

Data Visualization LibGuide

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Infographic Considerations:

Message - be selective


Data - requirements and structure

Colour :

  • Select color schemes appropriate to your data type (shade vs. hue).

  • Keep things neutral with 2-3 accent colours maximum.

Use a tool like Color Picker help with colour selection.


  • Font has personality, select combinations appropriate for your audience.

  • Keep things simple: one decorative, one for body text.

Use a tool like FontPair help with font selection.


CBC Example

Source: CBC News

Piktochart – Building a bite-sized visual

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