Team LED Project Log Week 1: Client Research

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

Project 2: Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale

Prompt

Using information (data) that you collect from a data source, create an original information graphic and accompanying story that displays the best practices discussed in Chapter 3 ("Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale") of Designing Information. You will also need to provide the primary data (e.g., in a table, screenshot, or other simple form) that you used to build your information graphic. Your (one page/screen) information graphic should demonstrate that you've learned the lessons from Chapter 2 on display/design and that you've understood the pertinent concepts in Chapter 3

Paper Wheel Project Log

While meeting today, we first created a list of possible interview questions for our client(s). The paper wheel will provide MLA citation rules, but it's important that we first know the specific audience of the product. This will help inform us about which citation rules to include on the wheel. We will also ask the client(s) about the preferred dimensions of the paper wheel and, specifically, what type of materials to use. A couple team members began to look for tutorials online about how to make the paper wheel.

New York City- To Much Information

There are many examples of information overload seen in New York City’s Times Square. When I visited the overwhelming environment created by bright lights and towering skyscrapers the advertisements would attempt to slither there way into any free space. The dense populated area leads to information ineffectiveness due to the maximum capacity of various signs. In particular, street signs are merged on top of each other so tightly a viewer has to sort through multiple channels to determine which direction they are going. Below is a link to cluttered street signs in NY.

So you think they sell Cigars?

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.

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