Week 7, Feb 19

Tuesday, February 19

Continue work on Project 1: Qualitative Issues: Perceptions, Conventions, Proximity. Review Chapter 2 in Designing Information as you build your analysis. Remember that an analysis is not (strictly speaking) an evaluation but an elaboration of the features/parts/elements of the design and delivery of information.

Group Activities

  • Group Project: By the end of class, your team should post an intial project log identifying your client and project, as well as team members (by user name) and roles. (See these guidelines for project logs.) Only one person on the team needs to post the Project Log as a blog post. Tag: project log

On Your Own

For Thursday, February 21

Thursday, February 21

Due Today

As a Group

  • Meet with your Group Project Teams to discuss Step 2, Research Client Context. Assign tasks to team members. Meet with Dr. B. in class to ask questions about the client to help you get started. Create a shared Dropbox folder called Info_Design TeamName and share it with all members and Dr. B.

For Tuesday, February 26

  • Reading: Katz, Designing Information, Chapter 3 "Quantitative Issues" (76-96).
  • Reading Responses: Find an example of an information graphic that provides too much information, seriously damaging its overall rhetorical effectiveness. The example should be one that you can find in printed form only (not on the Web) so look in newspapers, magazines, or on signs that you might see posted around campus. Make a (digital) copy or take a picture of the example to attach with your reading response. The example should suffer from one of the problems with qualitative issues discussed in this section of Chapter 3. Try to use the terms from the reading as you discuss how the example. Use the tags: reading response, qualitative issues, and any others that you wish. (Use all lower case for tagsĀ for consistency.)