Infographic Peer Review Questions

Use these questions to guide your peer review of your partner’s materials. You should write your answer as a comment to their post. You may use numbered answers or bullets if that’s easier.

Bib Board
1. Make sure that your partner has met the following requirements

  • has at least eight pins
  • uses credible sources for at least eight of the pins
  • includes at least three scholarly sources
  • has a 2-3 sentence caption for each pin

Note any requirements that the board doesn’t meet.

2. How would you rate the quality of the captions? Do they provide a clear summary of the source and describe how the source is relevant to the project? Which captions could use improvement?

3. What research (either types of research or content) seems to be missing from the board? What sources would you recommend that the writer add before submitting the final project?

4. What one, specific thing could the writer do to improve the Bib Board before submitting it?

Infographic Peer Review
1. In one or two sentences, what is your main take away from this infographic? What did you learn?

2. How did you learn that from the infographic? Which parts were easy to interpret and understand at-a-glance?

3. Which parts of the infographic are unclear or potentially misleading? Where do you, as a viewer, need more information or more context?

4. How effective is the overall design? Are there places where the infographic seems too cluttered? Colors that don’t make sense? Elements that seem to float off by themselves?

5. What are two specific things the designer can do to improve the infographic before submitting the final project?

Infographic Planning Questions

Answer the following questions in a post on a new page on your blog, titled Infographic. We’ll also post your final infographic and reflection here.

1.  What topic (misconception) are you considering for your research project and why?

2.  In one sentence, state the goal of your infographic as it relates to the misconception you’ve chosen. What is it supposed to show?

3.  Who will be the intended audience for your infographic. (Think specifically here. Don’t just say “Anyone who is interested in…”)

4. Lessig writes that good remixes deliver a more powerful message than any original source or than text alone. How will your infographic accomplish this? Why will it be more persuasive to your audience than the individual sources you read?

5.  Which one or two infographics from the course text would you like to use as an example for your own work? Why?

6.  Make a detailed list of the data and information that you need to find and consider some ideas for the types of sources you might look for. The more developed this section is, the better you will be able to use your library time on Friday.

Conclude your post by asking for specific feedback from readers. What questions could your peers answer that would help you improve your idea or your research agenda?

Practice Creating Data Visualization Elements

In class, we’re going to practice creating an element for an infographic. Once you get your assigned number, read about the corresponding myth in this article from Parents’ Magazine.

Starting with a blank canvas, create an element related to your myth that could appear in a larger infographic that Parents’ Magazine might publish for their readers to dispel misconceptions about vaccines. You may Google for more data if you need to.

The goal of this activity is to get you familiar with Piktochart’s features and to help you figure out what is possible as you begin to narrow down your own topic.