Individual Project Log

For my infographic I am using data from the National Center for Education Statistics. I've changed my focus slightly to the percent of schools with internet access and the average number of computers per school in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Right now I'm thinking of using pie charts for the internet access graph and bar graphs for the computer graph. I think that comparing cities, suburbs, and rural areas will allow me to be creative in my design choices.

Deliverables 1 and 2 for Project 2

At first I was looking at doing an infographic about coffee and caffeine consumption among college students because I consume both on a daily basis. However, as I was looking up more information, I felt that doing an infographic on prescription stimulants among college students would be a much more interesting topic on which to do my infographic. Plus, I found several sources that were very thorough on the topic.

project 2 deliv 2

I think that I will be displaying my information in a bar graph, mainly because I can group together different information blocks into groups of bars. I think I will try and make it somewhat creative and not just plain graphs. I'd like to incorporate the main idea image-wise into the information graphic itself. I've been brainstorming that a little, as well as looking up some ideas to make some sort of boring information somewhat interesting. But, bar graph will be my main objective.

Deliverable 2

My information graphic is going to take the form of a pie chart that displays the various reasons that facebook users reported for voluntarily taking a "facebook break" out of the total number of facebook users surveyed. The graphic may also include two other graphs that display users predicted change in time spent on facebook in the next year and the importance placed on facebook by such users.

Deliverable #2: Age matched with Income

I will be creating an information graphic which demonstrates major cities in the United States and correlating average income with average age. The information will all be gathered by the 2010 Census from the Census Burro. I thought this was relevant since we're all graduating and wanting to live in a location where higher incomes are made for students out of college. I will be focussing more on the age range from 22-30 (the young adult category).

Project 2 Deliverable 2

I have decided to include data from many different sources, such as the Pew Research Center, The Newspaper Association of America, and The State of the Media. I will create an infographic sort of like the Information is Beautiful graphics, combining various forms of representation: bar graphs, pie charts, 2d pyramids, pictures with labeling, etc.