It has been some time since my last post, and it is high time I start blogging again. Granted, I moved to a different country, settled into a four-bedroom apartment in Harlem, and started grad school, but I’m pretty sure that after three weeks, that stops being an acceptable excuse.
As a science journalist, there are a few skills that I would like to develop, such as photography, video and audio recording skills. I would also love to learn how to build infographics.
Infographics are “a visual representation of information, data, or knowledge,” according to the oh-so-reliable source that is wikipedia. Personally, I think they are an incredibly useful, and eye-catching, tool for anyone who wants to represent complicated information in an accessible way.
The software of choice for building infographics is Abode Illustrator. Unfortunately, Illustrator isn’t the easiest software to master. So, this afternoon, I sat down for two hours and *loosely* followed this tutorial.
A fellow NYU science, health, and environmental reporting student suggested I post the fruits of my labour on my blog – so here it is for your viewing pleasure.
I can see how making infographics could become addictive. Any suggestions for my next one?