Spring 2016 Blogroll/Reading Assignment Information Design

Textbook:

Information Design Workbook; Graphic approaches, solutions, and inspiration plus 30 case studies.

Available through ecompanion

Please title each blog post after with the headings below.

For example, “Unit 1 Reading”.

Please hotlink all links in your posts. 

Reading assignments posts are due by the beginning of class the following week only. No late credit.  Reaction means just that: your considered verbalization of your reaction to the material discussed in the reading. A simple summary is less than adequate, and will be assessed as such.

Unit 1 Reading:

  1. Chapter 1: About Information Design pg 11-30
  2. Case Study: Alejandro Tumas. Inside Industrial Complexity. pg 148-151

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 1 Reading” -include:

  1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered, in your words.
    Explain visualization as a technology. Explain how Alejandro Tumas’ process and research compares and relates to your own process and research.
  2. One hotlinked URL for each physical design pattern discussed: cutaway, exploded, isometric infographic, image mapping.
    One hotlinked URL to an example of an excellent Physical Infographic.

Unit 2 Reading: 

  1. Chapter 2 (first half) pg 31-49.
  2. Funnel Incorporated Case Study Funnel Incorporated pg 156-159

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 2 Reading” -include:

  1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered, in your words.
    Explain visualization as a technology. Explain how Alejandro Tumas’ process and research compares and relates to your own process and research.
  2. One hotlinked URL to an example of another excellent Physical Infographic.

Unit 3 Reading:

  1. Chapter 2 (second half) pg 50-62.
  2. White Rhino “History” Shots case study 160-163

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 3 Reading” -include:

  1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered, in your words.
  2. Three hotlinked URLs to new data sources, not found already on the Data Sources page.

Unit 4 Reading: 

“This Chart Is a Lonely Hunter: The Narrative Eros of the Infographic”

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 4 Reading” -include:

  1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered, in your words.
  2. The Wall Street Journal Information Graphics Department: Donna Wong case study pgs 168-170.

Unit 5 Reading:

Chapter 3 (first half) pg 63-77.

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 5 Reading” -include:

A 200 word reaction to the topics covered

Unit 6 Reading:

  1. Chapter 3 (second half) pg 78-88.
  2. pg 212-218- two exhibit design case studies

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 6 Reading” -include:

1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered.

Unit 7 Reading: 

a.

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 7 Reading” -include:

1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered.
2.

Unit 8 Blog Post:

a.
b. Hans Rosling hosts this BBC documentary: The Joy of Stats

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 8 Reading” -include:

1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered.
2. Unit 9:

a.
b.

Post to Blog Reading Reaction titled “Unit 9 Reading” -include:

1. A 200 word reaction to the topics covered
2. Two hotlinked URLs that relate to the reading with an explanation of their relevance.

Week 1: Set up a blog for this class.

Please identify yourself on your blog: Add a widget to the sidebar of your blog containing your first name. Please set your blog to display all entries. Week 1, fill out and submit a comment to this page in the comment field at the bottom of this page containing:

1. The full URL to your blog. Please test its accuracy before submitting.
2. Be sure to fill out a current email address. I will not spam you.
3. When contacting me via email regarding your blog, create hotlinks in the email to the blog posts you are referring to.

Aquino, Adrian
Bair, Lex
Bird, Ariana
Capcino, Dominic
Eagan, Michael
Gudmundson, Eric
Jo, Jamie
Jung, Kay
Kan, Sovanarath
Lee, Youngil
Rhoads, Justin
Santosa, Jessica
Sparks, Kendal
Strattan, Elizabeth
Toha, Lettie

Textbook:

Information Design Workbook; Graphic approaches, solutions, and inspiration plus 30 case studies.

Available through ecompanion

Please title each blog post after with the headings below.

For example, “Unit 1 Reading”.

Please hotlink all links in your posts. 

Reading assignments posts are due by the beginning of class the following week only. No late credit.  Reaction means just that: your considered verbalization of your reaction to the material discussed in the reading. A simple summary is less than adequate, and will be assessed as such.

Info Design Link Bullpen

http://blog.visual.ly/source-code-the-5-rules-of-researching-and-sourcing-infographics/

 video data visualization and journalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuGbN0YfwNE&list=PLB5eJpxv-Izhv2ORBHH9L0PhTvRrpco6P&index=20&spfreload=10

Dual Coding Theory:  https://prezi.com/gl6aciyn_yiy/dual-coding-theory/

45 ways to communicate two quantities:

http://blog.visual.ly/45-ways-to-communicate-two-quantities/

chartjunk blog

The 48 design patterns: The Form of Facts and Figures, Click on Patterns in the top nav.

1. read Thematic Map. Read description categories, restate in your own words.
Find two excellent examples of Thematic Maps, hotlink in blog post

2. read Scatterplot. Read description categories, restate in your own words.
Find two excellent examples of Scatterplots, hotlink in blog post

The 48 design patterns: The Form of Facts and Figures, Click on Patterns in the top nav.

1. read Relation Circle. Read description categories, restate in your own words.
Find two excellent examples of Relation Circles, hotlink in blog post

2. read Bubble Chart. Read description categories, restate in your own words.
Find two excellent examples of Bubble Charts, hotlink in blog post

Visualization: Indexed by Jessica Hagy. Her website: thisisindexed.com