Week 16, April 23

Tuesday, April 23

Due Today

  • Draft of Project 3 due for peer review. Your initial draft draft should include all elements of your form or be a complete pictograph ready for in class user-testing and review. Post your draft to a blog post as a PDF file or a link (to a Google Form, for example); tag your post project 3 and project 3 draft. Each person should complete two reviews using the form attached to this calendar. Due, Tuesday, April 23.
  • Group Projects should be ready for final testing, printing, etc.

Wednesday, April 24

The Pearce Center for Professional Communication invites you to a showcase featuring student work from the Client-Based Program, the Pearce Center Interns, the Writing Fellows Program, and other Pearce Center sponsored initiatives. Students will be displaying their work in the newly redesigned Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication in Daniel Hall. Please drop in between 11:30am-1:30pm on Wednesday, April 24. Light refreshments will be served.

Those able to attend should set-up no later than 11:15 am. Bring printed projects (where applicable) ready for display.

reading response layering and separation

Tufte explains that "visually stratifying" the data within the image is a very powerful way to convey the data. Layering and separation allows the eyes of the audience to decipher between two or more pieces of critical information without confusion. Imagine if everything in a graph or diagram was all the same color. Your eyes would not know where to be drawn to first. Tufte says, " What matters-inevitably, unrelentingly-is the proper relationship among layers.

reading response week 8 qualitative issues

The attached image is out of a "scientific american" publication. Normally being a good source of trending information on science and how it applies to everyday life, this article I found didn't seem to fit in. "Scientific American" is good about relating to the reader and putting the information on a laymen's level. This image is very cluttered, I couldn't determine what I was looking at, and I couldn't relate to the data it was conveying. Don't get me wrong, I think the images are cool to look at, however I'm not a neurologist and the information didn't quite get across to me.

Project 3 with description and info

Clemson V.S USC Bowl Game Wins Last 25 Years

The rivalry between Clemson University and University of South Carolina has remained fierce for the last 25 years. The pictogram displays the amount of Clemson bowl game wins compared to the amount of University of South Carolina bowl game wins. After observing this graphic, the rivalry is heated. Clemson has achieved 9 bowl wins since 1988 while USC has only accomplished 6. When Clemson plays USC its always one of the greatest football games to watch. Keep an eye on the bowl win count to stand by your college’s football team!