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JTC 517 - Advanced Information Graphics

  • 3 credits
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How do you design images to tell the story of your project? How can you harness cutting-edge technologies to create static, interactive, and animated visuals that capture your target audience’s interest and communicate your message? In a creative learning space, explore the best practices for creating infographics and data visualizations.

This course is designed to help you:

  • Understand methods and frameworks for designing different types of information and data visualizations.
  • Create accurate, persuasive, and ethical data visualizations in static, interactive, and animated formats.
  • Identify strategies to use the correct data visualization method based on the communication needs of your project and the nature of your data.
  • Propose alternatives that would improve design, data flow and visual storytelling of data visualizations, infographics or research projects.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information.  Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.


Daniela Castillo

Dani Castillo has been In the creative and design industry for over two decades; she has cultivated a rich career marked by a profound commitment to teaching. With a deep passion for sharing knowledge, Dani embarked on the journey of education, firmly believing in its enduring significance in her professional trajectory. Dani's dedication to teaching remains unwavering. She’s celebrated 20th teaching anniversary in August 2020 and commemorated a decade at CSU in August 2021.

Dani's academic journey includes earning a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Journalism from Technólogico de Monterrey in Mexico City, an M.A. in Multimedia from California State University East Bay, and an M.A. in Interactive Design and Video Game Development from Savannah College of Art & Design.

Dani initiated her teaching career at CSU East Bay post-graduate studies and then secured a tenure-track position at Cañada College in Redwood City, contributing nearly a decade to the Multimedia Art department. She relocated to Colorado in 2010 and has been an integral part of the faculty in the Journalism & Media Communication department at Colorado State University. She currently resides in Fort Collins with her husband Peter, their daughter Sabine, Luna the dog and Sage the cat. Dani finds joy in technology, creativity, camping, river picnics, cooking, gardening, and actively engages in crafting and art.