To continue to appreciate the power of the Dark Side data visualization, during Weeks 10/11 you will be creating and posting two (2) ORIGINAL infographics – ones you’ve created, not ones you’ve found on the Internet. Your final infographic assignment will incorporate what you’ve learned about both accurate and misleading infographics. Why two infographics? So you can see how easy it is to mislead and confuse others with the same data you use to create accurate and truthful visualizations! To complete the assignment, you’ll find one data set and then create two infographics highlighting the same data points. One of your infographics will be an accurate, truthful depiction of at least five (5) data points. You will use those same data points to create your second infographic, which should be a misleading, devious infographic. The following (admittedly lame) example will help you see how the same data can be used to create two very different infographics:
Accurate, Truthful Super Bowl Infographic
Misleading, Devious Super Bowl Infographic
What You Submit to the Weeks 10 and 11 Discussion Board – Infographics Thread
1. The misleading/devious infographic YOU CREATED (or a link to its location, accessible to the class), covering at least 5 data points.
2. The accurate/truthful infographic YOU CREATED (or a link to its location, accessible to the class), covering at least 5 data points (these should be the same 5 data points as the misleading/devious one).
3. Approximately 100 words (you can go longer) blurb on 1) why you chose the topic (i.e. why you think it needed an infographic), 2) why you chose the data points you did, and 3) how someone bent on evil could misuse your misleading/devious infographic to his or her own twisted