Wednesday, November 13, 2013

InfoGraphics - My Experience

Theory Basis:  Communications Theory

The eLearning Infographic Group have been doing some pretty great work creating info graphics. I submit that infographic are a form of mapping. IMHO, mapping is a great learning and retention strategy. You can check out my blog post on mapping here. 

I have found that for me, the best way to find out the strengths, weakness, and keys to implementing a strategy is to try it out.  Therefore, I have tried to consolidate my Instructional Design posts into an infographic and offer it to you for your viewing pleasure, and any constructive feedback you would care to offer.

My infographic was created using PowerPoint.  I found it a little harder than I envisioned, but no so tedious that I gave up.  In addition, the process of building the infographic affirmed what I have believed are some of our human realities intertwined with instructional design tasks, or for that matter, any worthwhile endeavor.  Specifically:
  • Creativity comes when the mind is tranquil
  • Being creative is an iterative process
  • We tend to more critical on ourselves than others
  • If at first you don’t succeed, you’re probably average.  Most of us don’t succeed on the first try of anything substantial
  • Success is 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration
  • Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence
  • A designer knows his or her design is complete, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
Look forward to your comments


  1. Hi Cj,

    Extremely valuable article and great infographic!
    Thank you for your submission at

    We will share it across eLearning Industry's network.

    Christopher Pappas
    Founder of the eLearning Industry's Network

  2. This infographic is very helpful. As I'm typing this comment, we are discussing this infographic in a workshop in Windhoek, Namibia.
    Thank you.

  3. I am teaching a graduate course this term (fall 2017) on instructional systems design and was hoping I could use your ISD Infographic? I realize the image is copyright protected and will certainly including this information. Are there any other restrictions on use of your infographic that I should be aware of? Thanks for your time.

    Andrew Topper

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