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Ironic Form

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For this project I'd like to create a "meta-form" making obvious, extremely annoying, mistakes in form design to get across to anyone looking at the things that shouldn't be done/commonly are done.

Things like making line spacing so small that writing in blanks is virtually impossible, contradictory information.

Chapter 4 response

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Structure: The parameters for placement of information, ideally aiding in information comprehension.

Organization: Organization is the use of space, both positive and negative, to place information in ways that are most beneficial to information comprehension. The act of structuring.

Hierarchy: The act of classifying a group of things so that the most important things are kept together in one place and the last important things are kept in another. In information design, typically the most important information comes first, with less necessary information coming later.

Tufte Ch. 3 Reading Response

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What Tufte seems to be getting at with layering and separation is that the space between objects by their creation, and the space taken up by the objects created has a heavy impact on information graphics. Using bold, thick lines, clunks things up by leaving less separation and makes things harder to scan through effectively. The concept that Tufte kept coming back to was Albers' "1+1= 3" concept. This concept explained that "one line plus one line results in many meanings" and that it's all about how the images are arranged that brings out the meaning within them (pg. 61).

Deliverable 2

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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.

Team LED: Log 2

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--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.

Project 2: Facebook begone!

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I decided to use data concerning adult internet users and facebook. The survey article is titled Coming and Going on Facebook and asks internet users whether they have been on Facebook, if they have taken a break from Facebook (if so why), if they plan on going on the site more or less in the future, and other related questions.

Gaudy Isn't Good

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I found that the most helpful part of this chapter was the explanation of simplicity and clarity. While it may seem obvious, I've always been told throughout my years in school that after completing a chart or graph I should strive to make it look nice, and that cluttered information is a bad thing. This book kind of redefined that for me, as it showed me information graphics that I would tell you are horrible.

Team LED Project Log Week 1: Client Research

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About the Pearce Center for Professional Communications:

• Founded by Roy and Marnie Pearce in 1989.

• Roy is a Clemson graduate

• Credits his success to his ability to communicate

• Created to further students’ ability to communicate

• Located in Strode Tower

• Phone #: 864-656-1520

• Runs several production programs (WAC Journal, Glimpse, Parlor Press)
The WAC journal “publishes innovative research in Writing Across the Curriculum