Introductions Balance C.R.A.P. Design Type & Color Information Hierarchy Microsoft Word Adobe InDesign I Adobe InDesign II Adobe Photoshop Microsoft PowerPoint Quantitative Information
Abstractions Persuasion IPT 655 Visual Instructional Design Representing Qualitative Data
“Some researchers believe that [pure description] most closely approximates ‘pure science’ lots of data heaped on readers thereby empowered (1990s word of choice) to reach independent conclusions.” -Harry Wolcott Discussion
What makes this graphic great?
…but, it’s usually the easiest thing to do.
General Principles Same as Quantitative Design around a Thesis Focus on Showing Relationships Order Data Purposefully Prune Data Mercilessly
Apply CRAP Principles Show relationships Establish hierarchy Highlight critical elements Create a display Style Guide Presenting Description
Possibilities in Analysis Highlight Themes (“Patterned Regularities”) Anomalies Compare Another case A theoretical framework (Context) A standard (Evaluate) Critique
Cluster Graphics Frequency (mentioned many times) Primacy (mentioned first) Intensity (mentioned with energy) Wordle.net Presenting Analysis
Possibilities in Interpretation Infer Trace/expand implications Apply Target population Personal
Use Small Multiples Repetition (size, alignment, proximity) Hierarchy(show only essential details) Contrast (highlight dynamic elements) Presenting Processes
Sample Data Set Interviews Weekly 20-minute sessions with 3 teachers One-time 10-minute sessions with each of 87 students Observation Weekly 60-minute sessions in each classroom Document Analysis Pre and post tests, assignments
Read Wilcox “House of Learning”
Watch “The Girl Effect”
Find and post another visual metaphor
Develop an info-graphic to present a set of qualitative data or a process.