GRAPHICSThere are several different types of graphics in particular which are correlated to graphic design. Some of the different types of design in relation to graphic design include that of vector graphic design as well as raster design just to name several of the forms of design affiliated with graphic design. To begin raster design involves the use of pixels or small dots and or squares which make up the entire composure of a design. Raster images are also known as bitmap images. Vector images are more affiliated with mathematical related matters such as that of geometric shapes such as lines, and other geometrical shapes.
COPYRIGHTS According to research information which Ive found on Wikipedia and the e-book on infographics on the Devry homepage, copyrights are the legal rights created by law of a country for a creator of an original content to create, distribute, share, as well as copy their product with others, so long as the individual who is sharing that product has the consent of the original creator to do so. Copyrights exist from the moment of creation by the creator and is owned by them except in the case that the creator passes over those rights to another by their willingness and consent. If abused and utilized in the wrong manner, the misuse of copyrights can result in a lawsuit, in which a person can possibly be fined for unapproved consent for the misuse and lack of permission for their product. According to research there are over 6 styles of Creative Commons. They include the following, Creative Commons Attribution, CC Attributions, Non commercial CC Attributions share, CC Attributes no derivs,CC Attributes non commercial share, CC Attributes non commercial no derivs
Vector Graphics Vector graphics include the utilization of figures which most people are or should be familiar with. In this case most vector graphics are correlated to mathematical figures such as lines curves etc. And vector graphics can prove to be a very useful factor as it relates to infographics, by helping a person better understand given information through the use of images as opposed to numbers. As demonstrated above, the vector image displayed is the shape of a circle which can be considered to be a geometrical figure, like vector shapes in mathematics.
BITMAP OBJECTSBitmap Images often comprise of small images of circles or small squares which make up the entire being displayed to the intended audience. Bitmap objects which are also known as Raster images are convenient in helping a person change the font size of their image to large or small dependent on the request of the designer or that of the customer or client. Bitmap objects sometimes are hard to make out , within regards to what the actual image is.
MURDER RATES WITHIN POPULAR CITIES OF THE USAs you can see from this infographic which Ive created using Adobe CS6, I have depicted valid and relevant information for the murder rates for some of the most prominent cities in the US. Detroit Michigan depicted from the information displayed in the graph obviously tops the charts, followed by the remaining cities depicted each with its own individual color, to both represent and differentiate the different cities from their total murder rate. For the background of the small body image that I created with the colors Ive selected a certain amount of bodies to depict how many murders occur within each city per every 100, 000 residents.
REFLECTIONS Vector graphics can be utilized and made in comparison to mathematical aspects of geometry such as curves, lines, as well as other geometrical aspects. Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as prints, lines, curves , circles and other shapes alike including polygons which all based upon mathematical expressions. I believe that possibly vector graphics may be more simpler to use in my opinion, than that of raster images, my reason being is that they seem more familiar to us as human beings because they deal with everyday objects and shapes which we see on a daily basis.. For my subject matter for the course project murder rates, I utilized Adobe CS6 to use to my advantage and with the use of the pen tool and pathfinder made an infographic representation of murder rates within some of the most popular cities based in the US, including Baltimore Maryland, Detroit Michigan and more. Bitmap objects or raster images are comprised of pixels. According to the e-book and other online sources . The definition of pixels as it relates to bitmap objects is the small squares or circles which make up the entire image being displayed to your audience. Heres one example of a pixel as posted below. In conclusion there are different styles and factors of design which prove to be relevant with each intended design presented to an audience.
INFORMATION STRUCTURECHAPTER :5
BY: KERWIN AYERS
INFORMATION STRUCTURE Information Structure, involves providing visual infographics to the audience to grasp the focal or center point and navigation strategy for the content. Infographics can be used for a variety of purposes which include public relations, advertising, marketing, and education as well. Information structures are often organized in well organized formats such as pyramids for hierarchy, simultaneous sequence of order for sequential structures, can get you recognition and expose your expertise on the subject matter.
According to the week 5 lecture taken from our e-book Creating Infographics, hierarchy is a specific form of design layout in which the designers utilize one primary focal point and smaller information points One of the most prominently known uses of hierarchy in infographics itself is the use of Maslows Pyramid , better known as Maslows Hierarchy Pyramid of needs. According to Maslow's pyramid of needs include affections such as love, the need for acceptance, physical needs such as food and water and so on. As you can see from the information within the pyramid, most of the information is sectioned of according to their order of color. HIERARCHY
Sequence- Plays a very important role n design as it relates to infographics. In sequence, the formatting for the design goes in a particular order in which the reader can both interpret and understand the message of the content, by seeing how a process is executed or carried out. For instance, a How to guide, or books which give specific instructions on how to go about accomplishing a particular goal or objective. These are just several examples of how sequence formatting in an infographic takes place. Many infographics involving sequencing can involve instructions or information like the information shown above. The information above describes financial predicaments and how to go about solving them by the methods prescribed by the animated cartoon character. Notice how each rectangle falls in place in sequence starting from a vertical position then gradually moving towards the right in a horizontal direction. Time lines are also be considered to be examples of sequential infographics.
Interactive infographics are very powerful form of infographics and distributor of information. And this is for several reasons, one of them being that they cause your readers/users to engaged and interactive with the infographic,. This means that your target audience is spending more time with your presented content, and are interacting with it in a manner that s very powerful for your brand. Secondly, interactive infographics allow you to put a lot of information into 1 infographic without it being overwhelming for the reader to understand .The ability to have layers and sublayers means you are not throwing too much at someone at once, and therefore not scaring them away. We can create interactive infographics for your web use and tablet use.
Text box appears on roll over
EXAMPLES OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE BY KERWIN AYERS
INFORMATION STRUCTURE COMPARISON
Hierarchy- S EQ UE
NC EINTERACTIVEEXAMPLES OF INFORMATION STRUCTURE
WIREFRAME PART1 HIERARCHYTEXT 2
TEXT 3TEXT 4TEXT 5
STEP 1STEP 2STEP 3WIREFRAME PART 2 SEQUENCE
WIREFRAME PART 3 INTERACTIVE
Like a sinking ship this interactive infographic depicts the descent of money in banks in America status within the US.
MY THOUGHTS /FEEDBACK
In relation to the subject matter of information structure my thoughts are as follows: Some of the most effective ways of distributing important information to a target audience to get them to comprehend content at a more informative level is through sequential infographics, at least in my opinion. Sequential infographics are both essential and beneficial in distributing information to a target audience by putting information in a sequential order through the use of boxes, circles, lines, and so on. I believe that in this manner as opposed to just having mere words to read, the reader/ audience has some kind of order in which they can keep track and better understand the given content that is presented to them. As for hierarchy, infographics which relate to hierarchy are adequate in helping to section off information in an accurate manner by dividing off information into separate sections of the design, in a sense I would say that hierarchy seems parallel or similar to the element of proximity in design, as it targets specific areas of design..
My primary font style which I chose is that of Algerian, as you can see from the font to the left corner above. Also I chose to highlight all my word titles for this I-lab.