How to design public health infographics with softwares you know & use
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Why should I design infographics?
As a public health professional, our responsibility is to effectively communicate findings to our audiences.
Today, we (along with our audience) receive more information than ever before – some sources say that the numbers are as high as 100,000+ words per day, and this doesn’t include what people consume at work! Getting through all of this noise, and effectively communicating your message (whether it’s to the public, senior management, or stakeholders of a project) is extremely important in public health. I would even go as far as saying that as a public health professional, it is our responsibility to ensure that quality information is translated in a way that is easily consumable by our audience.
That’s where infographics come in, and I’m going to teach you how to design them!
Design infographics like these!
Hi, I’m Sujani Siva
Here’s why I created Infographics 101 for public health professionals
For over 7 years, I have been designing infographics (and other visual products for even longer than that), and have seen first hand its effectiveness in disseminating key messages to different audiences. And here’s the good thing, I was self-taught, which means that you don’t need to have a degree/diploma in graphic design school to design infographics for your work. That being said, I did have to learn A LOT of new concepts like design principles, visualization techniques, colour palettes, and font pairing, on my own, and then apply them to public health.
During this steep learning curve, I charted my progress of what works and what doesn’t. I’ve poured my lessons learned into this course to give you the strategies that truly work from start to finish. With my guided lessons and strategies, I have witnessed people with very little design background jump into designing their own infographic, with confidence!
I’m here to help you take your public health data and information and tell a story using infographics – so let’s get started!
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Overcome the fear of getting started. Action is always the best teacher, and Infographics 101 has the action plans you need to succeed.
A design crash course
Without the crashing
I know that the thought of designing an infographic just feels so daunting. And you’ve probably even asked yourself these questions:
Where do I start? How much information should I include? How do I even know I’m doing this correctly? And, don’t I need those fancy softwares like Photoshop or InDesign?”
This is where I come in, because with this course, I help you cut through all of that confusion.
You’ll not only learn the basics of design and infographics, you’ll also be equipped with all of the tools you need to design infographics with confidence and ease. I’ll walk you through the entire process of designing your first infographic, step-by-step. The course content is not overwhelming, and it includes high-quality videos, cheat sheets, templates, a course book, and access to me via a Facebook group/newsletter. With all of this support, you’ll be on your way to designing and publishing your first infographic in no time!
What you’ll learn
How to start, design and publish beautiful infographics
Across 6 distinct modules, you will learn:
- The what and how of design: You’ll gain an understanding of how design is influential when building an infographic – from understanding the basics of design to the core elements and principles that makes or breaks an infographic. You will understand how different infographic layouts can be used with the different pieces of information and data you have; and then go on to understand what to do and not to do in designing your own.
- The art of serving the perfect meal: A well designed infographic is like the perfect meal, which means it requires careful thought on choosing the main ingredients (relevant data/information), how to process them (creating graphs, identifying images, choosing colour and fonts), how to plate them (the order and sequence of designing), and finally, how to best serve the meal (the best way to publish the content). No steps are missed, you will learn everything you need from the very beginning to the very end.
- Mastering the technical challenge: I’ll help you with the technical setup required to design like a professional – including choosing the software that works for your organization, finding quality icons and images, setting page size, and formats to publish the infographic – and most (if not all) of these tools can be accessed at no cost!
How it works
Infographics 101 was designed with public health professionals in mind. Each and every facet of the course exists to ensure that you build the confidence to design infographics with ease.
- COURSE-LENGTH: There are 6 modules that make up the course
The first half of the course is focused on background and theory (specifically design and infographics), followed by understanding the process you should take to design your infographic (from determining an objective to choosing what format to publish your product), and activities to follow along with.
- MULTIMEDIA: There’s something for every learner
The course supports all learning styles – there’s a course book, video lessons, case studies, follow-along activities, one-pager summary guides, templates, and quizzes.
- SELF-PACED: Take the time you need to work through the course
Advance through the course at your own pace. You can split it up across multiple days, or get through it in one day. Some students have taken a couple of days to complete the course, while others have taken a couple of weeks or months.
- LIFE-TIME: Free updates as long as the product exists
Once you enrol into the course, you will have lifetime access to revisit the concepts and access all of the tools and guides. In addition, you will have access to any new material we add or updates we make going forward.
Start Building With Confidence
Take advantage of my refined approach to designing effective infographics and start building with confidence – you’ve got this!
Who this course is for
Public health professionals who want to communicate with an audience
Infographics 101 was designed for public health professionals who want to use infographics as a way to communicate and transfer knowledge, information, or data to an audience.
The course is for anyone who has been having trouble getting started with infographic design and is feeling overwhelmed with the design process – with guidance you know you can build that confidence. This course is also useful if you are someone who has designed infographics previously, but know that you need to refine your skills a little bit.
The course is not for individuals with advanced design skills and looking to create dynamic and interactive infographics.
What the students have to say
Master of Public Health Student
“Being able to communicate public health messages is an essential skill for any public health professional, no matter the stream of practice. With this in mind, infographics have become an increasingly effective tool for communicating messages. Because of this, I felt it was extremely important to gain skills in building compelling infographics. PH SPOT’s Infographics 101 course presented the perfect opportunity to build this skill. Through readings, videos, examples and many resources, this course offered a unique chance to develop the infographics skills I was seeking at my own pace and on my own time. The greatest help is all of the resources provided throughout the course, which I now use on the regular for my own projects!”
“I am very interested in learning more about the process of developing graphic design content in the public health context. This is something I have had to do at different stages of my education and at work, and I’ve been mostly self-taught given that I had little time (and money) to invest in a formal design training. PH SPOT’s course plan and the materials developed for it represent that exact need I have been feeling over the years, and I’m really excited to get a more solid understanding of the steps involved in the creation of graphic design art. It will be great to develop these skills in a setting that is specifically targeted for public health professionals since this will allow to address specific concerns and ideas unique to this field.”
“I’ve really liked all of the examples provided and how they’ve been categorized. It’s great to see the examples to get an idea of what looks visually appealing. I’ve already incorporated some of the principles into my powerpoint presentation to make it more visually appealing. Again, I really like the course so far with all of the examples and step-by-step guidance.”
“I’m very excited to take the course to learn how to better communicate complex data and information in a form that is easily understood, digestible, and engaging! I can’t wait to get started.”
“The templates and resources were key to helping me successfully build my first infographic for an HIV data sharing project that I am working on in my current position. I highly recommend it to those who may have limited design skills but are looking to improve them as it relates to public health and international development work. The modules are easy to follow and the resources are extremely user friendly!”
Frequently Asked Questions
If you know that you want to design an infographic to share knowledge with an audience, but are feeling intimidated or just don’t know how to start with designing one, then this course is for you. It’s the only infographics design course built for public health professional. It uses softwares I know that public health professionals have access to, and are comfortable using. If this sounds like you, then the course is right for you.
The course is only available for enrolment twice a year. If it is not available at the time you are reading this section, make sure to get yourself on the waitlist so that you are notified when we open up enrolment.
Once you have enrolled, you have ongoing access. The course is self-paced and you may take as long as you need to complete it.
Once the sale closes we are able to put greater focus on ensuring that the new cohort of students receives the best learning experience as possible. With better cohort management, we are able to provide support and make necessary changes to make the course even better – which benefits existing and new cohort of students.
I do offer consultation, and you can request to chat about your work. Request a consult using the following form.
You will have lifetime access to the course.
Oh no! We don’t want that! We offer 100 day, 100+% money back guarantee. The 100+% is a one on one chat with me to share your thoughts on the course, while you get a full refund of your money back.
The softwares we teach infographic design on are either web-based (accessed via the internet through a browser like Google Chrome) or standard softwares on a PC computer (i.e. MS PowerPoint, Paint). This course is for beginners and aims to use what is already available to public health professionals, instead of investing in new/expensive softwares. We have found that great infographics can be designed using PowerPoint. Having said that, the design concepts can be used across other softwares of your preference.
You can purchase the course when the time is right for you, and actually begin learning at your own schedule.
You can plan to take a few days to complete the course, or stretch it over a few weeks or months. There are 25 videos totalling over 185 minutes. You have lifetime access with this course and is meant for you to come back and review as needed. Furthermore, we keep in touch with you via a newsletter so that you are still part of our community. If we add additional content, you will be able to access it.
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If you feel that an in-person workshop is your style of learning, we are offering two options: (1) get on a waitlist for a workshop, (2) have PH SPOT come in and hold a workshop for your team. Learn more about what is included in these packages here: In-person workshops
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