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Chapter 4 Designing Information

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Organization: is defined as something that is made up into a specific function and is distributed into a whole. It can be seen as a use for putting things together in a neatly order so that the user can interrupted what the distribution theme is.

Proximity: Being close to something or near a certain thing; being close together. Information designers put this term into effect when they put images, words, graphs, etc.. close to each other on the page to portray a certain visual effect for the audience they are focusing in on.

Project 3 Deliverable 1

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For project three I am thinking about coming up with a sign/pictograph that would encourage more people to get involved in waterfowl hunting in South Carolina. I am going to make a humorous slogan to put on a sign showing how much people love to duck hunt, with the slogan be funny. It will probably be in the shape of a road sign and be appealing to the eye with shape and with the funny slogan. I hope my sign will encourage people to get into the sport of water-fowling.

Project 3 Deliverable

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For project 3 I am thinking about designing a sign for people to clean up after their pets. At the Clemson Botanical Gardens many people take their dogs on walks but fail to clean up after them. I think that it is important to keep a public place like that clean. As far as I know there are currently no signs for people to clean up after their pets. There is simply a sign to keep dogs on leashes and to encourage owners to clean up after their pets. I think having a more creative sign will have a more positive effect on those who bring their pets to the gardens.

ch 4 response

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Organization is just the use of the space on the page. It's how you place things on the page and how that effects the consumer. Placing things so that it is put in a meaningful location to either draw the eye, or give the eye a break with blank space.

Proximity is the arrangement of the images or text in correspondence to the rest of the page. Kind of going hand in hand with organization, proximity however focusses on the area more or less around the items on the page as opposed to their actual placement.

project 3 deliverable 1

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So, I think I am going to try and do a pictograph that involves admission statistics for Clemson university. Just men vs. women percentage, overall applicants, etc. I am not completely sure how I want to actually go about making this pictograph. However, I would like to involve something Clemson related as well as something to specify the genders admitted. I think I will probably just do my work in Word, but I may try a little more design aspect with it and perhaps try to do some stuff in InDesign.

W Project 3 Deliverable 1

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I have childhood memories of sitting in the scary room waiting on the dentist to come in. I remember the signs in the room with dinosaurs teaching you how to brush your teeth…and other ones intended to scare kids into taking care of their teeth. I want to create one of these signs of my own. Right now, I intend to create a poster-like sign that warns kids and/or parents against certain habits that harm teeth. This can be humorous and informative.

W--Chapter 4 RR

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Organization: The organization determines what information is displayed, emphasis (or not) on certain types of information, and how this information is formatted within the framework of the piece. The organization also determines how the information is utilized.

Project 3: CAFLS Pictograms

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I hold a graduate assistantship in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences here at Clemson as a writer and content manager for the website. The department is part of CAFLS (The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences). In my position, I've created bookmarks and brochures that capture the brand of the Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences department, often assembling a collage of pictures to show the various subject areas in the department.

Project 3: Water Safety Pictogram (CU Sailing Club)

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My project focuses on making a humorous pictogram that is useful for helping members of the sailing club remember to practice safety on the water.
I chose this because I have been in the sailing club for some time and as former safety officer I see the need for some additional safety mindedness in the clubs’ culture.
Specifically, I hope to convey that cold water can be very dangerous and to wear lifejackets when winter rules are in effect.

Katz Chapter 4 Response

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Katz uses grids, tax forms, sports scores, prescription drug leaflets, voting ballots, and other documents to demonstrate both correct and incorrect examples of organization, proximity, and hierarchy. Much of the discussion here echoes the ideas put forth in Kress and Van Leeuwen's chapter, "The Meaning of Composition" from their book Reading Images. Katz explains the concept of organization as providing structure to information so the user can intuitively and quickly grasp the meaning of the graphic.

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