Infographics 101: Communicating your research

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Researcher@Library | Session for Graduate & Academic Researchers

Although the academic paper is a communication staple for researchers, infographics can enhance and improve the impact of your message.

This session is a taster introducing researchers to the design principles governing good infographics. Come along for ideas on how you might turn your research results into interesting, easy-to-understand visuals. Relevant to all University of Melbourne researchers, including Graduate Researchers (GRs). No design experience required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will

  • understand elements of a good and bad visualisation
  • know the difference between infographic and data visualisation
  • learn the 6 step design process in developing an infographic or data visualisation
  • understand how to communicate your research using a research summary infographic
  • know where to go for online resources and further help

Please note that this session will not be recorded. Register now with your University credentials to book your place.


  • Alana Pirrone is the Design and Communications Officer for The Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing in the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health at The University of Melbourne. She is also a Design and Data Visualisation Consultant. She specialises in data visualisation for knowledge translation. Alana has been commissioned to produce designs for the World Health Organisation, National Heart Foundation of Australia, First Person Consulting and a wide range of departments and programs within The University of Melbourne.

For more information and to see examples of Alana’s work, visit This is a Researcher@Library training session. If you have any queries please contact

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