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dc.contributor.authorShanks, Justin D.
dc.contributor.authorIzumi, Betty
dc.contributor.authorSun, Christina
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Allea
dc.contributor.authorByker Shanks, Carmen
dc.description.abstractThe infographic assignment was developed and pilot tested in summer 2016 and revised and retested in fall 2016. Students create an infographic focused on a health issue. The assignment objectives are to (1) understand the purposes of and potential uses for infographics, (2) cultivate creative visual communication skills, and (3) disseminate information about a complex health topic to diverse audiences. The assignment is divided into four steps: (1) brainstorming, (2) developing, (3) designing, and (4) finalizing. In the brainstorming step, students familiarize themselves with the infographic genre, selected a topic, used research skills to identify professional sources of information about their topic, and began drawing their infographic. In the developing step, students use software to develop their infographic. In the designing step, students select fonts and colors for their infographic. As part of the finalizing step, students market test their infographic with friends, family, peers, and faculty.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2017 Shanks, Izumi, Sun, Martin and Byker Shanks. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US
dc.subjectinfographics, health education, pedagogy, undergraduate education, communicating scienceen_US
dc.titleInfographic Assignment for the Health Sciencesen_US
dc.title.alternativeTeaching Undergraduate Students to Visualize and Communicate Public Health Data with Infographicsen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFrontiers in Public Healthen_US
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidByker Shanks, Carmen|0000-0002-9030-9938en_US
mus.contributor.orcidShanks, Justin D.|0000-0002-0587-8256en_US

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