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Design Graphics and Infographics

Code: DGI     Acronym: DGI

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Design

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Design
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MDGPE 40 Plano de Estudos do MDGPE_Publicação em DR de 27 de agosto de 2020 1 - 6 45 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
António Modesto da Conceição Nunes

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 2 6,00
António Modesto da Conceição Nunes 2,00
Marta Sofia Bento Pires Fernandes 4,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students
Obs.: Português e Inglês


Understand Infographics as a vehicle of graphic information that represents quantitative and qualitative data.

Know and learn the visual grammar applied to infographics.

Explore and apply all of the visual grammar learned in the structuring and composing an infigraphic project.

Acknowledge, select and aplly the best visual representation mechanisms according to the content that is being treated.

Understand and transcribe to cohesive visual compositions content based in data of visual and non visual nature.

Learning outcomes and competences

Skills to be acquired:

- Learn the basis the composicion of infographic;

- Demonstrate the ability to comunicate content and information visually;

- Know, plan and execute the process of development of an infography.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Graphic Design


Infography: origens and definitions;

Infography and information visualization;

Esthetics versus functionality in the representation of information;

From analyses and interpretation of data to the transmission of content and knowlegde;

Image and information: the visual grammar that characterizes an infography and technics of visual composition;

Contextualization of infographics in it various areas of action, understanding it's current territory, it's processes and artefacts;

Infographics and/in the editorial context.

Mandatory literature

Cairo, A. ; El Arte Funcional: Infografia y Visualización de Información, 2011
Tufte Edward Rolf; Envisioning information. ISBN: 0-9613921-1-8
Tufte, Edward R. ; The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2001
Tufte, Edward ; Visual Explanations., 1997

Complementary Bibliography

Cairo, A;; Infografia 2.0: visualización interactiva de información en prensa, 2008
Dürsteler, Juan Carlos; ; Visualización de información, 2009
Holmes, Nigel ; Diagramatic Graphics, 2005
Mijksenaar; Diseño de la información, 2008

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical and practical classes.

Theoretical component: expositive, case studies and their discussion. Presenting and discussing a theoretical work.

Practical component: development of a pratical exercise, with presentation and discussion. Development of a practical project.


Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign


Technological sciences > Architecture > Design > Graphic design

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico 20,00
Participação presencial 10,00
Trabalho prático ou de projeto 70,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de projeto 60,00
Frequência das aulas 45,00
Trabalho de investigação 14,00
Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico 3,00
Estudo autónomo 40,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Must meet the evaluation components.

Calculation formula of final grade

Presenting/Discussing a theoretical work 20%

Presenting/Discussin a pratical exercise 30%

Presence - 10%

Project - 40%

Examinations or Special Assignments

As foreseen in the FBAUP Evaluation Regulation.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

As foreseen in the FBAUP Evaluation Regulation.

Classification improvement

Only possible by attending this class again.
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