Ok this is my infographic resume. Using vizualize.me, I created a infographic resume which is a lot different to my traditional one. Benefits…it looks good, its easy to navigate, it`s different, it`s clear and concise and it displays a personal knowledge of the many available applications for data visualization.
This is my first real dig into infographics and, as you know, when I blog I like to refer to my class and how I can use tech with my students. For third grade students I really do not know where I would begin! Professionally, I see the benefits. Its smart, engaging and different.
This clever periodic table of Data Visualization Methods provides a valuable resource of the various methods available.
It explains the 6 different types of data visualisation that I had absolutely no idea about!.
Getting back to resumes, its important to note that by using inforgraphics you can create “humanized” resumes. However, here are a couple of examples of resumes that, in my opinion, are just a little too difficult to follow
Now its important to remember that I am looking at it through a classroom teachers eyes. Possibly, if you are a games developer this would be an attractive infographic however if I am looking for a well-presented, easy-on-the-eyes visual then I would have difficulty using these as examples.
Earlier in this post I mentioned I do not know where to begin with my students. Thinking as I type, I have already used infographics with my students – Comic Life, Wordle and Keynote. Perhaps these other applications like visualize.me and visual.ly can be used with middle students to create? One thing I do want to stress, before students embark on creating an infographic, they must know their information well.
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Goog blog post – 10 Tips for Designing Infographics