Graphics Potential Exercise

Read each of the stories below and brainstorm graphics potential. Consider a graphics strategy for both print and online presentations. Write a brief description of your strategy, and include sketched storyboards where appropriate. Post your finished graphics strategy to your WordPress site.

Bankers call for wider measures to stem crisis, nytimes.com
Heart device may be useless for women
, abcnews.com

Other Exercises

Search the web for examples of each of the following types of graphics: instructive, narrative, simulation, journalistic game, and data visualization. Analyze each graphic and write a review that includes a brief description of the graphic and its parts, an assessment of the navigational structure, and a critique of the overall visual storytelling. How well does the graphic explain its subject matter? Is it easy to understand? Is it will illustrated? What are the overall strengths and weaknesses of the graphic? Post your finished analysis to your WordPress site.

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Visit http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/. Click the “Create Visualization” link and use one of the existing data sets on the site. Examine the data and then click the “visualize” button. You will be offered a number of possibilities for how to visualize the data. Explore different visualization structures until you land on one that you feel best represents the data set you chose. Post your finished visualization to your WordPress site.