MICA GD 200.01
Thursday 9am-3pm, Brown 305
Instructor: Ryan Clifford,
ryan.d.clifford@gmail.com, 410.340.8636, Office: Brown 316
GTI: Aura Seltzer, aura.seltzer@gmail.com

Thursday, November 11


Here are my refined pictograms. (dairy, protien, sweets, fruits/vegetables, carbs) The other image is an example of how I may use my pictograms in my infographic.


  1. These are working well. The silhouette of the cow might be too detailed when compared with the others, and you're getting a lot of black above and below the cow since it's more of a horizontal shape in a vertical container. A vertical drumstick might work better and be a cleaner shape in the set. For the cupcake, I would try simplifying the shape of the frosting and indicating a bit of the cupcake shape showing between the wrapper top and bottom of the frosting. You have a nice hierarchy in the infographic so far, and the reference to the cash register is a thoughtful touch. Maybe specify that the larger calories heading is "Total Calories"? Be careful of this upside-down triangle that's starting to form... maybe the little bread pictogram fits somewhere else, like inside the top black bar and it's a color background? I would push the bigger Calories title closer to the top black bar (right now the space above and below is even) so you know that it's a title for what's above it--not what's below it.

  2. The pictograms are improved, but could use some interior detail through the addition of line to make them feel less like silhouettes and to be a bit more interesting visually.

    Consider shaping the exterior shape of the pictograms more so that they are more easily readable, especially the cupcake. In reduction, this pictogram in particular loses ease of recognition due to the way the frosting transitions to the shape of the base.

    What's your main pictogram? I see 5 categories right now.

    The fuel idea is interesting, it has potential to be a good theme to work with.


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