Week 12, March 26

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Tuesday, March 26

Due Today

  • Project 2: In a blog post, describe the form your information graphic will take (how you will represent your data visually). Tag your post project 2.

On Your Own

  • Project 2: Continue to develop your initial draft of Project 2, including all elements of your information graphic except the 250-word story. Your draft is due Tuesday, April 2, and should include visuals, captions, legends or other information that will help readers understand the information.

As a Group

  • Meet with your Group Project Teams to discuss your results from the Client Interview process. Formally plan the next steps in the process (Development and Testing), with a goal of having working prototypes of your designs by Thursday, April 4.

For Thursday, March 28

  • Reading: Tufte, Chapter 3 ("Layering and Separation), pp. 53-66.
  • Reading Responses: Explain what you think Tufte means by "layering and separation" and then provide one quotation from the text that identifies the importance of one or the other (be sure to provide the page number). Discuss what you think Tufte means.

Thursday, March 28

Due Today

  • Reading: Tufte, Chapter 3 ("Layering and Separation), pp. 53-66.
  • Reading Responses: Explain what you think Tufte means by "layering and separation" and then provide one quotation from the text that identifies the importance of one or the other (be sure to provide the page number). Discuss what you think Tufte means.

On Your Own

  • Learning Module 3: Optimizing Graphics with Acrobat. This learning module will teach you how to take a graph, chart, or table prepared in program like Excel or Word and prepare it for use as a high quality image in InDesign. The files you need for this module, including the directions, are in the Learning Modules folder of the class's Dropbox folder (489-689 Info Design > Learning Modules > Learning Module 3).
  • Project 2: Continue to develop your initial draft of Project 2, including all elements of your information graphic except the 250-word story. Your draft is due Tuesday, April 2, and should include visuals, captions, legends or other information that will help readers understand the information.

As a Group

  • Meet with your Group Project Teams to continue development of the working prototypes, which are due Thursday, April 4.

For Tuesday, April 2

  • Project 2 drafts due for peer review. Prepare your draft as a PDF so that it may be easily exchanged/read by two peers. (Post your draft to a blog post as a PDF file; tag your post project 2 and project 2 draft.) Your draft should include all elements of your information graphic except the 250-word story: visuals, captions, legends, or other information that will help readers understand the information. Each respondent should complete the "Peer Review of Individual Projects (Quantitative)" sheet (attached to Week 13 calendar) and return it to the author.