• Infographic Assignment

    Author(s):
    William Wolff
    Editor(s):
    Kristin L. Arola, Jennifer Sheppard
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Identity (Psychology)
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Design, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Learning objectives, Tool, Reflection, Digital pedagogy, Identity, Composition
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/dev4-n561
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Infographics are visual representations of information or data and provide an interesting way of considering how design affects the ways information is understood. The decision to represent wealth inequality through a line graph as opposed to icons of people drawn to scale to represent average salary speaks to issues of purpose and audience and is an engaging way to help students see the rhetorical role of design. In this assignment, Bill Wolff asks his students to engage with Edward Tufte’s and Ellen Lupton’s theories of design, typography, and evidence presentation through creating infographics with Piktochart (a free online infographic creator). Along with producing an infographic, students write a reflection in which they describe their objective, rhetorical strategies, and the ways in which they engaged with Tufte and Lupton’s theories of information design. While we have categorized this assignment under “Producing Design,” it includes a nice balance of both producing and reflecting, thus encouraging critical self-reflection.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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