-Coming up with the the idea for the info graphic was the easiest. I came up with the idea to use the iCal photo and the pictograms.
b. What did not?
-Figuring out which data to use and what was important was difficult as well as sourcing it. We found the population one day and then couldn't find an accurate source the next.
c. What would you do differently next time?
-I would use some more data to paint the picture of what happened. I mean the numbers are there but not enough to evoke an appropriate emotion.
d. Specifically comment on the 10 tips for effective infographics -
Be Concise- it is concise with very few words
Be Visual- the whole thing is visual using picture to show numbers
Be Smarter- not sure about it this one
Be Transparent- the data is there and easy to understand
Be Different- we used the ical calendar as a clever way to show about W.R. Grace cleaning up
Be Accurate- the data is mostly from the EPA
Be Attractive- it's colorful
Be Varied- we sort of vary, using pictograms and a pie chart
Be Gracious- not sure about this one, I guess we didn't do it?
Be Creative- we utilized different methods using the pictograms
Why do you think some elements of design were easier or harder to include in the end product?
It was easy to just use data but it's hard to paint the picture with few words. I am a wordy person and that was a challenge for me.