ERIC Number: EJ1052358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 8
Creating "Visual Legacies": Infographics as a Means of Interpreting and Sharing Research
Thompson, Charee M.
Communication Teacher, v29 n2 p91-101 2015
Guided by the principle "good data presentation is timeless," (Cressey, 2014, p.305), this unit project challenges students to engage an alternative means of sharing communication research and to realize the potential for their presentations to become "visual legacies" through the creation of infographics. Students encounter infographics in every media form today, but they can also expect to create and/or find utility in creating infographics to reach relevant stakeholders (e.g., future classmates, clients) in ways that facilitate comprehension and are appealing and memorable. For this unit activity, students will: (1) gather, interpret, and purposefully select research findings to craft an interesting story, and (2) use the activity story to create an engaging and accurate infographic representing the research.
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Data, Class Activities, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Illustrations, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio