5 Sept. Visual Renderings.
Recap/Overview: Will you email me the list of “solutions” you generated in your groups last Thursday? firstname.lastname@example.org
Part I: Ideal of Data Visualization
- 1. Author: According to the designers in the video, how should the purpose of your visual communication or rendering inform your design choices?
- 2. Audience: According to the designers in the video, what effect should visualizations have on audiences?
- 3. Content: According to the designers in the video, what is the ideal relationship between content and design?
Part II: Describing Design
Organize yourselves into groups according to the first few letters of your last name, and then groups 1 & 2 can meet in the front corners, group 3 in the middle, and groups 4 & 5 in the back two corners:
|1. A-Fol||1. A-Be||1. A-Ho|
|2. For-Kel||2. Bo-F||2. Hu-M|
|3. K1-Mo||3. H-Mc||3. O-Q|
|4. Mu-Pl||4. Mi-S||4. R-Se|
|5. Po-W||5. T-W||5. Sm-Z|
Be prepared to discuss your findings.
- 1. Notice the organization of elements on the page. What comes first? What comes last?Why do you think the designer(s) chose this order?
- 2. How is contrast used on the page? Does the use of contrast help to emphasize certain elements? Does the use of contrast provoke an emotional response in the audience? (Maybe consider how color affects emotion)
- 3. What elements are aligned on the page? Does this alignment help you make connections between the data represented? Does it cause your eye to travel in a certain direction on the page? Why do you think the designer made the choices she did?
- 4. How are elements positioned in relation to one another? Why do you think designers of the image put certain elements in proximity to one another and other farther apart?
Part III: Tool Workshop
- 1. Read through the Visual Rendering Assignment
- 2. Navigate to and sign up for one of the recommended graphic tools. Test the graphic tool you chose for the remainder of class. I’ll walk around to answer any questions.