Amanda* and her classmates in Auckland decide that they had so much fun making a creative remix, that they want to enter the NZTA_Remix Competition a second time. The rules state they can enter as many times as they like, as long as they fill out a separate entry form each time.
They read the column on infographic tools and decide to remix the research from their creative remix, on choosing the safest car for motorway journeys. By designing an infographic from the data they collected, they can make a poster to use in their school and community to support the video they made the first time around.
Amanda’s group read the Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design. They sit down with a large pad of paper, a pile of coloured pens and start sketching out a rough version of their infographic. First, they group related information together, and assign colours to each data type.They use larger font sizes to highlight the most important information, and make sure they keep a track of their sources.
One student works on drawing the images, while another plays around with typography and text. Each element is then combined using layers in Pixlr.com, and the finished infographic is printed out as a poster and placed on their school noticeboards.
They also run a lunchtime event where they show their infographic to other students. They lead a further discussion on the topic, and ask students where else they can place the poster within their local community to spread the word. Suggestions range from posting it to their Facebook pages to placing it on the noticeboard at the local dairy.
Finally, the team gets their teacher and principal to sign-off their entry into the NZTA Remix competition.
*Amanda and her classmates are fictional characters!
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