Infographic Planning Questions
- The misconception that I am considering doing is that all engineers are socially awkward and that they do not know how to talk to other people or fit in. I am doing this to prove that being an engineer does not automatically determine someone’s social abilities.
- The goal of my infographic will be to prove that this misconception is false and being an engineer does not affect how someone is socially.
- The intended audience for this infographic would be anyone who has an opinion about my topic. People who agree with me could use it to help prove their argument. Also people who disagree with my topic could possibly change their opinion.
- My infographic will be more powerful than other sources because I will make mine interesting and fun to look at, unlike a regular online source. Maybe people will consider agreeing with me if they enjoy my infographic.
- An infographic that I might use from our text would be the ones on pages 76 and 77. I could show the percentages of people who think engineers are socially awkward versus the people who disagree. To show the type of people who have each opinion I could have them pictured the proper way.
- I need to find who thinks engineers are socially awkward and how many people believe this. I could look for articles that talk about what people think about engineers and their social lives. I need to also find what engineers think of themselves. I could survey students at Rose-Hulman for this stat.
Are there any other ideas of what kind of sources I could look for or what type of information I should look for? Are there any other topics like this one that I could use to improve my infographic?
The misconception that I was addressing was that all engineers are socially awkward or that they are nerds. My infographic disproves this because it supplies information on how engineers use social skills all of the time and that they have to be good at using them. I also used images of well-known celebrities that have an engineering degree as a way that the viewer could connect to the infographic because they would know who the celebrity is.
My infographic shows the viewer the information I am trying to provide because I used images to give information. I also used a flowing system to give information, so the reader could follow it and receive the information in the order that I wanted.
A decision that I made was to have numbers next to my subtitles so the viewer would know where to start reading and would be able to follow it easily. I also had a subtitle for each set of information I was giving so the viewer would have an idea of what information was coming before they even read it. I used the same font and color for each of the little paragraphs that I used so the viewer would not be overwhelmed.
I am most proud of the template I chose to use because it shows a silhouette of a man and his brain and I am trying to show what is going on in an engineer’s mind. I am also proud of the color of the font because it seems like it is somewhat techy which relates to the engineering aspect.
This project taught me how cool it can be to show information in a way like the infographic. There are so many different things someone can do to make the data interesting and appealing. I think using the infographic is a smart way to change up how someone may show information to another to keep them interested and on their toes.