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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course) da instituição Universidade Estadual de Michigan

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Sobre o curso

In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial). You might choose to create a visual representation of data from the world of sports, entertainment, politics, or science, to explain a business trend or environmental issue, or even to present a theme or development from your personal life. Your finished infographic will engage your target audience and convey information clearly through effective use of design elements such as typography, color, and structure. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a writer or the intern in the department, you’ll learn: • what an infographic is and what makes a good one • how to work within your limits • how to work with a team (if you have one) • why infographics are effective • techniques for spotting data in stories • six valuable steps for planning an effective infographic • how to use and make some of the building blocks of infographics: maps, charts and flow charts • ways data can be visualized to clarify it and give it meaning • how to effectively design a good infographic by effectively using elements like type, color and an underlying grid structure • some free or cheap, online tools for making various kinds of infographics As you work on your project, you’ll learn more about why infographics are effective, what makes a good infographic, and how to plan and design an infographic for maximum impact. You’ll explore various approaches to data visualization, and you’ll practice creating visualizations like maps, charts, flow charts, and simple drawings in your free version of Adobe Illustrator. Please note that if you are new to learning graphics software, making these graphics could take much longer than estimated as you learn and grow. What you’ll need to get started: This project-based course is aimed at anyone interested in understanding, designing, and using infographics - from students and hobbyists to professional graphic designers. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator for some components of the project. If you don’t have access to the full version of Illustrator,you can download a free version at If the free 30-day trial runs out, you can "purchase" it for a month for about $20. *About Project-Centered Courses: Project centered courses are designed specifically to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of like-minded learners providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share. When you enroll in certain courses, you’ll be asked to pay a small fee to share your work with others for peer review....

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Oct 25, 2017

Really good! Karl Gude is great and knows how to explain in a clear way. Very useful course if you want to practice your Adobe Illustrator skills, and end up with projects to add on your portfolio.


Jun 08, 2017

Wonderful and intuitive course, great performer. I recommend this course to everybody who wishes to immerse in the world infographics and to receive feedback on his or her progress in design.

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por Smaro B

Apr 29, 2016

The professor is amazing on explaining things. I really like the fact that the course is practise-based and we have the opportunity to learn some parts of adobe software.

por Bridget B

Apr 05, 2016

I loved this class! Professor Gude is really knowledgeable and fun. He has a casual, humble way of speaking that is funny and yet very credible. I learned a lot while taking this. I had no graphic design training and never used Adobe Illustrator before. That made it a bit more challenging, but his lessons on how to use the software were perfect for the assignments. I am really glad I took this course and would take another offered by this professor. The class community was great, too! Everyone was really participatory in the chats and comments on my assignments. Thank you to all.

por Jill M

May 21, 2018

Loved this class--I learned so much more than I expected to. It was challenging and fun!

por Mateja V B

Mar 29, 2018

Exciting and concise course. I have learned a lot in just four weeks, and I know I will never look at the infographics in the same way as before. I know now how to distinguish between a good one (providing information) and merely decorative one.

por Felipe Q

May 10, 2016

so far so great!

por Mónica C

Mar 23, 2016

Nice tips from an expert, I like the course very much.

por Jamie Y S

Jan 17, 2018

Very effective and practical class! Thank you!

por fredaigue

Sep 14, 2017

The course is really well done except two video that you need to go to the forum to get the right address. I highly recommend.

por Maragathavalli I

Jul 31, 2017

Well organized and well explained. Great course for beginners.

por Deniz o

Mar 05, 2016

Great content! Just have fun and learn new things about info graphics

por anna m

May 29, 2018

I am grateful to all who made this course and especially to Karl Gude, for the extensive introduction to Design and Infographics. Thank you!

For future students : Please, leave more comments to your peers. It is absolutely essential! It was so confusing when someone leave me a low grade without any explanations.. I could accomplish that course faster if it would be more feedback from my peers.


por Peter S

Aug 07, 2016

I learned a lot. Great teacher great lessons. No slacking a lot of great material.

por Carlos S

Oct 09, 2016

Was great to learn something I never seen as a course in my country. The professor was very great and I'm very happy about everything I've learn here. Thank you!

por Ana C

Sep 27, 2016

Pretty cool course, very well explained. I learned a lot!

por Ivelina M

Mar 17, 2016

Very nice videos, understandable language and a great teacher! If you want to get more knowledge about design, it is a great course!

por Annette B

Mar 19, 2016

Informative course; it dispelled some myths about infographics. If you're auditing the course, you can only view the material, not turn in assignments.

por Hieu T

Jan 24, 2018

Very useful and interesting course. Thank you.

por Ada M C

Mar 08, 2016

Excelent curs!

por Kevin D R

May 28, 2018

Great class!

por Anastasiia V R

Nov 21, 2017

Thank you for the course! Great month, great ideas, interesting videos!

por Gustavo P

Mar 31, 2016

Excellent experience, Professor Gude, Thanks a lot!

por Ulrich W

Dec 03, 2016

A nice and comprehensive course that provided me with a structure and process how to develop infographics in future. I fould it very useful.

por Kaja W

Jul 20, 2017

Great course I've learned a lot about making infographics and present them in a nice visual manner

por David H

Mar 31, 2016

Exceptional and well presented course! And fun!

por Stanley A M

Apr 03, 2016

Great Course..Clear Tutorials..