Jan 17. Infographic W/S
Featured Image: Muir Glacier Left. 1891, Right. 2005
Activity I: Freewrite
Activity II: Analysis
Read over the Infographics below. As you read, consider some of the following questions:
- Who is the audience for these graphics? What main claims do they make? What are some key terms? Is one graphic more successful than the others, why or why not?
- What do graphics accomplish that expository arguments or literary works cannot? What’s gained and what’s lost in the rendering of an idea or set of arguments?
- What design choices can you adapt from the graphics below to your project?
Activity IV: Making Graphics with Piktochart
While there are many great graphics makers available online, and you can make graphics in Google Presentations and PowerPoint, Piktochart has a wide range of options and can be embedded in WP pages. As a result, Piktochart is a great point of entry into infographic writing.
Piktochart and complete the following:
- 1. Sign-up for a free account
- 2. Play around with the tool: What icons/colors best depict your idea? What
- 1.Read Alaimo’s “Transcorporeality.” The discussion questions are up. Also, please note the first quiz has been moved back to Jan 24 at the beginning of class.
- 2.Workshop on Domain and building a website, so bring your computers.