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Proteins - Project three

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I've decided the food pyramid revision will involve doing a lot of research, so I've decided to make a sign or poster displaying different sources of protein. In the US we tend to think of protein being found only in meat. However, grains, fruits, and vegetables also contain protein. So, I'd like to make a sign showing different sources of protein.

Food Pyramid? - Project 3

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In a blog post, describe the focus of your project, your reason for choosing it, and the specfic information that you hope to convey. Be sure to mention the sources for your information. Tag your post project 3. You'll have some time in class to discuss your topic with others and, if needed, to change your mind and repost a refined topic.

Conflicting Hierarchy

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organization - has to do with the arrangement of elements, placed specifically to convey relationships between them
proximity - has to do with the relationship of elements based on how close or far away they are form each other
hierarchy - is the order of importance given across multiple elements based on their placement, size, color, font, etc.

BookLab Prototypes

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Our group has two prototypes, one for a book mark with the goal of answering the question "What is the Clemson BookLab?" The second is a powerpoint for display on the LED screens in the Studio downstairs to attract interns to work in the BookLab.


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To combine a couple sentences on page 60, I would define layering as:
usually achieved by a hierarchy of visual effects, enhances representation of both data dimensionality and density on flatland

In Tufte's examples, layering is usually portrayed through the use of color to distinguish different aspects of the graphic such as with the industrial diagram..

The Duck

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I was really interested in what Tufte had to say regarding "duck" design having just finished his article for MAPC orals. I was very intrigued by the idea that graphics shouldn't be flat but should reflect our 3-denominational world. However, Tufte explains that there are a limits, or "ducks" that place ornamentation above information.

Paying for Content Online

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I think I would like to use the following data, found on Pew Internet


The data shows 15 items that 65% of survey respondents stated they spend money for online. In a day and age where it is believed that the internet is made up free content, this information is encouraging for industries.

I'd like to take their list of content and following bar graph and make it more readable and attractive.