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Project 3 Deliverable

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I will be designing an application for Her Campus Clemson. I recently took on the position as Editor not too long ago and noticed our clubs application form was not awful but in no way an appropriate means to collect the data necessary in a clean, efficient, and productive way.

Chapter 4, Designing Information

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Important lessons learned throughout the readings

1) Importance of Hierarchy, while layering and ordering information it is critical that the individual organizes in a way that list the information from greater importance and ending with the information that isn't as sufficient or important.

2) Importance of Proximity, group together topics, ideas, themes with one other. According to proximity individuals will group together ideas that are shown and shared next to each other and will disassociate items that are listed further away from each other.

Layering and Separation

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Tufte describes the effectiveness of layering and separation. With designers using different elements such as colors, lines, and symbols it helps enhance what needs to be drawn out and what doesn't. On page 56 Tufte includes a map in his reading. The map in the picture is not overwhelming or creating to much noise (which is something Tufte emphasis while describing the rules and effectiveness in layering and separation. Things such as included road maps had to be clear, simple, and concise because that was how a person got from point A to point B.

Deliverable #2: Age matched with Income

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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).

Tufte's Message Chapter 1

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The point Tufte makes in Chapter one that I think is most important/most relevant is being clear and simple with your graphics. Now people think more is less- which is not the case. Artist somehow think that if they don't overload their graph/chart/graphic it makes them seem inferior when in reality it makes your information more important and stand out as oppose to being bombarded by clutter blocking the main message.

So you think they sell Cigars?

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Talk about information overload- this window display I saw in Fort Lauderdale goes way above and beyond with "selling their product" The amount of window display lights that are presented are unnecessary and actually "waste energy" both for the customer/viewer and for the actual environment/electric bill/etc.

The addition of the ATM might be the only significant light that needs to be there- and it's ignored because of all the ridiculous lights that are placed in front of it.