Diagramming tools allow users to create diagrams with data and images, often with industry-related shapes and elements, such as flow charts, mind-maps, mock-ups and process diagrams. Many allow collaboration. Some options are:
An infographic describes a theme or story using a combination of elements to replace what otherwise might be fairly lengthy text. You can use infographics to succinctly convey complex information in posters, presentations, social media posts and media releases. Infographics usually include a combination of elements, such as:
A good infographic
There are many free and subscription online tools for creating infographics using templates which can simplify the design process.
You can also use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other desktop apps which may give you greater control over colours, images, layout and other elements.
To ensure your infographic is fully accessible, consider the following:
Remember to consider copyright when using third-party images or graphics to create an infographic. The Library has support on finding and using images, and also how to licence your infographic so others may use it if you like.
There are many tools available for creating and editing videos. LinkedIn Learning has a wide range of video tutorials on planning and producing videos, and on professional presentation techniques. Try searching for specific software, or for more general guidance on video presentation.
Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) is a competition format developed by the University of Melbourne, and now run at many universities. Participants produce a 60 second video which represents their research to a non-expert audience.
Although RMIT does not yet run a VYT competition, you might find these resources useful for the developing skills needed to communicate succinctly and effectively with public audiences in an audio-visual format.