Purpose: To analyze how an infographic accomplishes its purpose of presenting complex statistical, scientific, medical, procedural or logistical information in an easily digestible VISUAL format. The following skills and knowledge are essential to success in your professional life beyond this course:
- Select an infographic conveying complex statistical, scientific, medical, procedural, or logistical information in an easily-digestible VISUAL format.
- Write an essay analyzing the application of infographic visual formatting to express complex information simply and visually.
- Describe how infographics present complex information visually.
- Analyze how the infographic might present information that is relevant to you, specifically.
Task: Write an essay analyzing how an infographic accomplishes its purpose of presenting complex statistical, scientific, medical, procedural, or logistical information in an easily digestible VISUAL format. All steps are highly unique to your specific project, therefore problem-solving and critical thinking skills are necessary.
- Please view LinkedIn Learning: “Data Visualization: Best Practices” with Amy Balliett, (Links to an external site.) pagetutor.com/trillion
(Links to an external site.), and The MegaPenny Project (Links to an external site.) before starting this assignment.
- Search online for examples of infographics. Use Google to perform a web search for “infographics.”
- Consider how the infographic accomplishes its goal of communicating complex statistical, scientific, medical, procedural or logistical information in an easily digestible VISUAL format..
- Write a 300-word analysis essay, in Times New Roman font, 12-point type size, double-line spacing, and 1-inch margins:
- Add the following header information:
- Student’s Name
- VIC3400—Visual Design for Globalized Media
- Assignment 5—Infographics Analysis Essay
- Module 9, Assigned Week of _______ (starting date for Module 9).
- First paragraph should be an introduction of what you plan to write about. Describe your chosen infographic. What is it, where do people see it, what does it consist of, and what is the goal of the message?
- Second paragraph should describe what information the viewer can derive from the infographic and how you believe the infographic accomplishes its purpose. Explain how the infographic relates to you. For example, in a weather map, explain the significance of the visual symbols that appear in your part of the country. If you were a stockbroker, explain when would you buy or sell, based on an infographic of the stock’s performance. If you were a doctor, explain how a diagram of the human body might help a patient understand a medical condition.
- Third paragraph should summarize or “wrap up” the essay in a satisfying way. In other words, the three paragraphs should, “tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you’ve told them.”
- Include a digital image of your selected infographic, or include a URL to the location of the infographic on the web.
- Add the following header information:
- Upload files in the following formats only: Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx), Adobe Reader files (.pdf), JPEG image files (.jpg), rich text format (.rtf) or plain text documents (.txt).
- Post your first draft in the Module 9 Discussion Forum for reciprocal, constructive feedback from classmates and the instructor.
- Incorporate any changes suggested by your classmates if you feel it will improve your work, and post a revised draft in the Module 10 Discussion Forum, for more reciprocal, constructive feedback.
- Incorporate any last-minute changes before uploading your final essay to the Assignment 5 submission button (click “Submit Assignment” above).
- Assignment submission is a 300-word (minimum) essay analyzing your chosen infographic, which must be “data visualization,” not “promotional.”
- The essay consists of three paragraphs (an introductory paragraph, the main paragraph, and a conclusion), and is written in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, and double line spacing with 1-inch margins.
- The analysis describes what information the viewer can derive from the data visualization infographic and how the infographic relates to you, specifically.
- File is saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, Apple Pages (.pages) format, Adobe Reader (.pdf) format, or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Images are copied and pasted into or linked to within the word-processed document.
- Student posts first- and revised drafts in the Module 9 and 10 Discussions, respectively, and participates in a critique.