Hello all 5 people who read my posts that aren’t me, I’m back from the dead to write a new blog post on the topic of simulations and models except this time, I’ll be using a different medium: Infographics.

When tasked with making infographics for the topic, I decided to use canva instead of hand (mouse?) formatting the infographics in Photoshop so that I could spend less time on colour theory, alignment, stylization and the intricacies of making an infographic myself and more on research. With this came the requirement to learn how Canva’s interface worked, some aspects of which I’ll be criticising.

The first thing I noticed about Canva was the volume of pre-existing infographic templates. This made it very easy to just get straight into the writing process without having to spend much time thinking about how I wanted my infographic to look. Apart from infographic templates, Canva also has an extensive gallery of icons and elements that can can be used by simply drag and dropping onto the infographic itself.

The first model I looked at was Bouncy maps, a data mapper that rescaled the size of countries based off their % share of a statistic.

Link to pdf copy: Bouncy Maps

The second model I looked at was a cycling simulation that used a road traffic simulation for its base.

Link to pdf copy: Cycling Sim

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