College attainment numbers infographic

For my second project I would like to make an infographic using InDesign. I'm a shaky hand at it but I think if I can get into the program for a significant amount of time over the next few weeks I should be able to get better. I'm going to use fun colors and interesting graphics (creative pie charts, stick people filled up halfway, etc.) to liven the data up. I think there's a lot to be represented but should be interesting to see graphically.

W-- Form of Infographic

Because most information is read either from right to left, or top to bottom, my infographic will show a progression. I will begin with a graph that shows how the teen pregnancy rate has changed over time. Then, I will talk about the reasons for teen pregnancy despite the innovations of contraception (I may use another chart/graph to compare the availability of contraceptions or a graph/chart describing what teens do when they find out they are pregnant).

Project Two - Deliverable Two

My initial idea was to depict how activities on cell phones have changed over a five year period. The problem I found when looking at the Excel spreadsheet, though, is that data points are absent for several categories. Data isn't available for every year, which is problematic. For this reason, I've decided to examine other variables in the report on cell phone activities. I will no longer be depicting how cell phone activities have changed over time. Rather, I will illustrate cell phone activities only for the year 2012.

Team Paper Wheel: Log 2

Our team was unable to interview our client (editors at Cengage Learning) over the past two weeks because of the 4C's Conference and Spring Break. But we made it happen today! For about 40 minutes we held a conference call with Ms. Kate Derrick and Ms. Leslie Taggart from Cengage. Each member of our team was present as we used the "speaker" setting on my phone to discuss issues surrounding the design and development of the paper wheel.

Project Two-Deliverable Two

Who uses online dating? My data is all about the breakdown of who uses the Internet to date online. My data breaks down all of the categories into the percentages of who does use the Internet and who does not use the Internet. However, I will only be looking at the sex, race, age, and maybe the household income categories. Because there is so much information in each category, a pie chart is not going to be as effective as I thought it would be. With that being said, I am going to use bar charts for all of my data.

Project 2 Deliverable 2

In my infographic that I will create I will represent the percentages of Americans who own an Ereading device from May 2010 to November 2012. I plan to use bar graphs to display this particular set of data. Other aspects I plan to use are the percentages of men and women who own an Ereading device and perhaps the age differences. Pie graphs seem to me to be the best type of graph to use for these specific data. Of course I also plan to use the principles of design to create an accurate and visually appealing infographic.

Project 2-Deliverable 2 (Online Privacy)

In my information graphic, I will visually represent two main aspects of my research about online privacy. First, I will focus on why parents are so concerned about their children’s activities online and, secondly, I will display their level of concernment of various categories. This second visual display will, in turn, reveal information about our culture today as the display will illustrate specific levels of concernment for various categories regarding online privacy.

Team LED: Log 2

--Two out of the three interviews have been completed. Meredith McCarroll was unavailable this past week and as such the interview with her did not take place, and we may need to swap out the writing fellows graphic for something else if we cannot get that interview (unless we decide to run with information taken strictly from the studio's website).

-- For the funded project graphic the information is to be made using information from their website. With pictures coming as time progresses from Katie Mawyer.

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