Activities For Further Reflection
- Choose an assignment that you’ve created in this class or another class that doesn’t currently have a chart or graph. Find some data that could benefit from being a chart or graph. Create a chart or graph that illustrates the data, making sure to choose the correct relationship. For example, you might find a sentence in an essay you wrote that says that 10% of Millenials don’t own a smart phone. You could show this visually using a pie chart.
- Find an infographic online. Then, evaluate it according to what you’ve just learned. Write a short paragraph that answers the following questions: How does it present data? Is it easy to understand? Is it ethical? Can you understand where the data came from?
- Find a poster in your campus or workplace, or out in the community. Take a photo of it, then evaluate it according to Gestalt Theory. Can you identify all of the principles?
- Choose a website that you like to visit, then use what you learned about accessibility to evaluate how accessible the website’s visuals are. Write a short email (you don’t have to send it) to the website’s owner suggesting three changes they could make to improve the accessibility of their visuals.