MICA GD 200.01
Thursday 9am-3pm, Brown 305
Instructor: Ryan Clifford,
ryan.d.clifford@gmail.com, 410.340.8636, Office: Brown 316
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Tuesday, November 16

here are my revisions
the overall picto has changed from the orange to one of the figures with a stomach, and there are three ideas for the other of where i ate, i think ill go with the middle one as the other two look kinda cross like when small.


  1. These have developed quite a bit. They are a bit hard to understand in terms of how they relate to one another. In the legend, use the same shape and orientation with color as the key to differentiate between the different categories.

    I feel like you need more written context. What does the graph that compares health vs. enjoyment measure? What are the units? Time? Amount? Day? Be clear with this so that the viewer can understand your intent.

    Your pictogram for "food category" feels like it's a candy. Is this intentional?

    I really like the detail you put into your writing. The voice is very strong, and it is informative. Just make sure you have enough supporting information alongside your graphics.

  2. I'm really impressed by the extent to which you've analyzed your data, but maybe the text page where you spell out all of the relationships should be reserved for the large spread because you don't even visually show the health vs. enjoyment until that reveal.

    Don't feel like you can't provide titles/headlines to help describe what data you're showing on the smaller pages. They will help the viewer understand what's being showed.

    For the back, I agree that the extra level of symbols is unnecessary. Couldn't you just use different colors of the pictograms and plot the pictogram shapes? I also think that it would be more interesting for this to be one scatterplot instead of two. You could try to distinguish the health vs. enjoyment by maybe having one be the solid pictogram background and the other having a stroke? You might want to consider removing the black background if you end up using the pictograms instead of the shape segments.

    Also be careful- on the screen, the yellow and natural colors look too similar, especially at the smallest scale when they appear as dots on the page about who prepared the meal.


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