Comprehensive Design & Troubleshooting
You will design an presentation to be delivered on an iPad.
The presentation will consist of 5 pages. One title page and four pages of information delivered visually with infographics.
Each project contains a cetain amount of data that you will simplify, clarify, and deliver with your poster's infographics.
Be as clear as possible. Use only enough information to clearly deliver your message. If you use too much you may clutter the message. Use too little, and you may not provide enough data to effectively communicate your message. Sound difficult? It is. That's why graphic designers are called expert visual communicators.
We will be designing for the iPad2. iPad2 screen size = 768x1024 pixels, screen resolution is 336 pixels per inch (ppi).
- Open InDesign and create a new document
- 5 pages
- 768 x 1024 pixels (horizontal or vertical)
- No facing pages, no bleed
- Make all images and drawings hi-res (300ppi)
- Design your first page as the title page
- The remaining four pages will have information, delivered in small chunks, using infographics.
- Remember to brand your five pages. Consistent colors, typeface, layout, illustration style, etc.
- When all 5 pages are complete, export as a low res PDF
- E-mail your PDF to graphicsipads(at)gmail(dot)com and test it on an iPad in the Device Lab (in the Creative Center). Open email, touch to download your email attachement, then touch and hold the attached file icon and touch to open in iBooks.
- A PDF of your final 5-page presentation (e-mail your instructor)
What is an Infographic?
Simply put, and infographic delivers information with a visual that is primarily art and graphics—with little or no words. It speaks visually to your audience, showing them what you are trying to communicate.
Did you know that approximately 70% of all our body's sensory receptors reside in the eyes? Furthermore, did you know that as much as 90% of all the information currently stored in our brains probably came to us through our eyes? This is what makes art and infographics so valuable when communicating to others. We communicate and learn visually.
Potential Clients (or choose your own)
- What Employers Want Graphic Designers to Know (web site link)
- Social media Marketing Report (2011 social_media_mktg.pdf) (2012)
- Welcome to Graphic Design at Western Technical College (web site link)
Challenge yourself to make your presentation infographics heavy! Try to use as little type and numbers as possible. This makes for a more interesting presentation, and less boring.
Notice the use of design and branding fundamentals…
- Small chunks of information
- Mostly graphics, few words
- Consistent background design
- Branded with the two-tone blue colors
- Branded with a consistent typeface
- Large easy to read text
- Few words
- Branded with a consistent illustrative style (rounded corners, few gradients, minimal detail)
Matt Schilling (schilling_ipad.pdf)
Carlos Jiminez (jiminez_ipad.pdf)
More Student Samples
- Current State of Social Media - Infographic
- Life of an Average Designer - Infographic
- 40 Creative Infographics
- 15 Beautiful Infographics
- 55 Brilliant Infographics