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Organization is just the use of the space on the page. It's how you place things on the page and how that effects the consumer. Placing things so that it is put in a meaningful location to either draw the eye, or give the eye a break with blank space.

Proximity is the arrangement of the images or text in correspondence to the rest of the page. Kind of going hand in hand with organization, proximity however focusses on the area more or less around the items on the page as opposed to their actual placement.

project 3 deliverable 1

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So, I think I am going to try and do a pictograph that involves admission statistics for Clemson university. Just men vs. women percentage, overall applicants, etc. I am not completely sure how I want to actually go about making this pictograph. However, I would like to involve something Clemson related as well as something to specify the genders admitted. I think I will probably just do my work in Word, but I may try a little more design aspect with it and perhaps try to do some stuff in InDesign.

W Project 3 Deliverable 1

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I have childhood memories of sitting in the scary room waiting on the dentist to come in. I remember the signs in the room with dinosaurs teaching you how to brush your teeth…and other ones intended to scare kids into taking care of their teeth. I want to create one of these signs of my own. Right now, I intend to create a poster-like sign that warns kids and/or parents against certain habits that harm teeth. This can be humorous and informative.

W--Chapter 4 RR

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Organization: The organization determines what information is displayed, emphasis (or not) on certain types of information, and how this information is formatted within the framework of the piece. The organization also determines how the information is utilized.

Project 3: CAFLS Pictograms

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I hold a graduate assistantship in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences here at Clemson as a writer and content manager for the website. The department is part of CAFLS (The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences). In my position, I've created bookmarks and brochures that capture the brand of the Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences department, often assembling a collage of pictures to show the various subject areas in the department.

Project 3: Water Safety Pictogram (CU Sailing Club)

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My project focuses on making a humorous pictogram that is useful for helping members of the sailing club remember to practice safety on the water.
I chose this because I have been in the sailing club for some time and as former safety officer I see the need for some additional safety mindedness in the clubs’ culture.
Specifically, I hope to convey that cold water can be very dangerous and to wear lifejackets when winter rules are in effect.

Katz Chapter 4 Response

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Katz uses grids, tax forms, sports scores, prescription drug leaflets, voting ballots, and other documents to demonstrate both correct and incorrect examples of organization, proximity, and hierarchy. Much of the discussion here echoes the ideas put forth in Kress and Van Leeuwen's chapter, "The Meaning of Composition" from their book Reading Images. Katz explains the concept of organization as providing structure to information so the user can intuitively and quickly grasp the meaning of the graphic.

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.

Project 3-Deliverable One

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For project 3, I have decided to create a pictogram/sign that will show the importance of turning off the lights when you leave a room. I work at an electric company and this sign could be placed here. This sign could also be placed in dorms and classrooms around campus. I am hoping to have a picture of a light switch and portray the theme of 'flipping the switch'. I want to show that it saves money and maybe the environment. Any suggestions would be great!

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