Week 8 Infographic Assignment
Due Sunday July 15, 11pm, est.
Earlier this term, we mapped the locations of moments in The Bell Jar. Later on, we will be creating podcasts or videos. These tasks use different forms of communication, visual and oral, to make meaning.
In preparation for this project, we will begin considering the ways that visual and oral texts communicate ideas, and how they could do so more effectively. Below you will see an example of an infographic addressing the role of Otjize in Nnedi Okorafor’s novel Binti and Afrofuturism created by a former student of this class. Infographics blend information and visual argument, communicating data and ideas.
Using Piktochart or Canva (both have free access), you will create an infographic interpreting at least one concept in Chimanada Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” TED Talk (the printed essay is also in our Google Drive if you would like to refer to it), or Nada Anid’s essay from The Internet of Women (also on Google Drive), or a theme or concept present throughout both essays. Feminism is a familiar topic. You might think about what Adichie or Anid teach us that we did not expect them to. Make sure to acknowledge these sources and any others you consult (or images you include) as part of your infographic, perhaps at the bottom, using your own words and quoting appropriately. Taking a look at the examples on Picktochart.com, you will notice that infographics can include data, and this may be a place to note some of Anid’s statistical findings and reflect on their significance.
Your assignment for this week will be to ‘create a thread’ on the Discussion Board in which you post a screenshot of your infographic and a 150 word response addressing why you made the design decisions that you did, how your infographic interprets the text, and what you learned about the text and making visual artifacts in the process of doing so. If you would like, you can also draw connections to previous texts that we have read. You are also required to respond to at least one classmate’s postings within 48 hours of the deadline, addressing the ways that they made meaning visually and how it altered your sense of the text or texts they interpret.