I will be doing an infographic on the gender inequality in the work place. I Plan on having the top part of my infographic illustrating the general inequality in the work place; then the bottom part and break it down to illustrate how the inequality is even worse for women of color.
The Mandela Effect is a psychological phenomenon, currently recognized by large populations of people in the U.S. incorrectly remembering icons from pop culture. Famous examples of this include many remembering The Bearenstain Bears as The Berenstein Bears, Oscar Mayer as Oscar Meyer, and Forrest Gump’s iconic quote “Like was like a box of chocolates” as “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
As communities starting connecting over these memories, theories started to arise as to how this phenomenon could happen. There’s the argument that their memories just aren’t real – human memory is incredibly malleable and it is easy to recall something that is false. However, others prefer to believe that we are sliding back and forth between parallel realities / alternate universes. Or that we are living in a simulated reality that has “glitched.” These are ideas that are possible, however, there is not a huge amount of evidence to support it. Astrophysicists, such as Neil DeGrasse Tyson, have said that “it’s very likely the universe is a simulation.” We can’t know these things for sure, but the opportunity to ponder them is interesting.
I will be doing a timeline-style infographic on the most popular Nintendo consoles released up until 2018 this year, from the NES all the way to the Switch. The well-known Japanese multinational consumer electronics company has developed 7 home video game consoles and multiple portable consoles for use with external media, as well as dedicated consoles and other hardware for their consoles.
I plan to organize the timeline in the style of world selection seen in New Super Mario bros, as seen here:
Instead of castles/posts/mushrooms/screaming pink princesses, I will replace the graphics with illustrations of the console I am representing. Indesign does have an option to create an interactive PDF, so I will have the information of the console pop up in a new window or speech bubble when the mouse rolls over it. If I am unable to make it interactive due to excessive frustration, I’ll just place the info bubbles below the console.
“People usually think of leopards in the savannas of Africa but in the Russian Far East, a rare subspecies has adapted to life in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.
The Amur leopard is solitary. Nimble-footed and strong, it carries and hides unfinished kills so that they are not taken by other predators. It has been reported that some males stay with females after mating, and may even help with rearing the young. Several males sometimes follow and fight over a female. They live for 10-15 years, and in captivity up to 20 years. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.” (WWF)
Unfortunately, Amur Leopards are critically endangered. Humans have pushed further with their livestock into the Amur Leopard’s habitat. Amur Leopards are one of the rarest big cats in the world with an estimated 60 solitary individuals left in the wild.
My infographic is on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, CO. Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America. I traveled to Colorado this summer and took the cog rail trail up to the peak and the view and atmosphere up there is breathtaking. For my infographic, I will cover the data including how many people visit at different times of year depending on the weather and what percentage of people drive up, hike up, or take the cog rail up to the top, etc.
I decided to do my infographic on Mexican candy. At first I was going to do a standard infographic, but something seemed disconnected. So I researched more infographics and came across data visualization. These infographics design with just data.I was more drawn to these and decided to go with it. I think I’m more drawn to these is because of my background. I’m from New York City and there information is flying at you fast, so having something you read where you get process the information right away is something I’m going for. In order to make this I am experimenting with Cinema 4D. I want to make these infographics 3 dimensional.
Tobacco use is a global epidemic, and the problem is getting worse rapidly as the tobacco industry penetrates the developing world. One person dies every 6 seconds from a tobacco related disease. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals. More than 600,00 Non-smokers dies each year from secondhand smoke worldwide.