Course  ·  Part 5  ·  Assignment 35

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Guided Brief: Create an Infographic

Digitise the Infographic

 Time limit: 4 hours

Remember to use your visual timer! We recommend the inventor’s iOS and Android apps — just search for “Time Timer” in the app store.

 

Explanation

In this assignment, you’ll choose a layout from your sketches, and then digitise your design in Figma (or InDesign).

Instructions

1

Choose the strongest layout from your sketches

First, briefly review your sketches from the previous assignment, and choose the layout that you think meets the brief most effectively.

2

Set up your document

Create a new Figma or InDesign file, and set up your page margins and grid, as you’ve done in previous assignments.

3

Digitise your design

As you begin, remind yourself of any detailed requirements from the brief. For example, this brief requires you to use only the fonts DM Sans and/or DM Mono.

Also, remember that you’ll want to name your layers and groups as you go along, and duplicate your design regularly so that you can look back at your progress, and explore different versions.

You have four hours for this assignment. Use your visual timer to plan and structure your work — for example, you could work in one-hour blocks, and get feedback from a friend or colleague after each hour.

And remember, you can always post your work-in-progress to the #get-feedback channel in our free Slack workspace  .

4

Export your final design to PDF

Once you’ve spent four hours on your design, export it to PDF. Don’t worry if it’s not “finished” — the purpose of this assignment is to apply your new knowledge, and to keep making progress.

5

Review the example solution

Once you’ve completed your work on this assignment, take a few minutes to review the example solution below.

Example solution

We tried to keep our design clean and simple. We kept each chart separate, but added some simple illustrative elements to create a bit of visual interest, and used an accent colour to highlight who was top of the class in each set of data.

Example solution

In conclusion...

Congratulations! This assignment brings us to the end of Part 5. After you’ve completed the reflection exercise, it’ll be time to move on to some independent portfolio briefs in Part 6.

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Last updated 7 June 2021

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