- The misconception I addressed was that lightning only strikes the same place once. My infographic helps correct this by giving examples of locations where lightning has struck more than once.
- it shows the information by placing the locations on a map and showing pictures and then the average number of strikes each location receives a year.
- I segmented each location so all the information for it is in one little column. I also removed the lines from the original draft which where kinda weird compared to the rest of the infographic.
- I’m most proud of the fact that it looks somewhat decent. there was other things I wanted to do but pictochart just didn’t have the functions or capabilities for me to do exactly what I wanted.
- conveying information through graphics takes time if you want it done right and accurately so the viewers aren’t confused or mislead. It’s also a pain to sift through all the information when you google for something specific and it hides the result you want among 200 other unwanted results.
Infographic draft peer review
Draft of inforgraphic. Basically the layout and design. Still have to add the intro q paragraph and details about each location.
1. What topic (misconception) are you considering for your research project and why?
Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice
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?
The infographic goal will be to show that lightning can strike places, objects, thing more than once.
3. Who will be the intended audience for your infographic. (Think specifically here. Don’t just say “Anyone who is interested in…”)
the intended audience will most likely be students in basic science classes where science and technology myths are often conveyed.
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?
the use of relative pictures to match source information and combining them in a way that makes sense
5. Which one or two infographics from the course text would you like to use as an example for your own work? Why?
Perilous Journeys on pg126-127. it is the most similair to how I imagine what my infographic will look like with pictures of a specific thing with the details right by it
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.
The number of lightning strikes tall buildings recieve, weather centers that track lightning strikes, a report on lightning and why it strikes where it does, other lightning studies