I can’t read my own handwriting probably 72% of the time I look back on notes for school or shopping lists (I blame left-handedness) so reflecting on my storyboard should probably get me some…err… “visual literacy challenge” gamefied points…right? maybe? Okay. or not.
That said, I did enjoy the process of drawing out the overall structure and some details of what I want my infographics to convey. I thought I’d have more trouble translating the tone of my original piece (which was more anecdote-based) in graphs and pictures but it turned out to be a pretty natural transition. I was kind of inspired by Jessica Hagy’s diagrams, which were linked from one of the Digital Rhetoric Collective readings, and want to emulate that thought-provoking but funny and honest tone through charts and images. I still have some details to tweak and the actual construction will be another story but I’m excited to now work with something a little more tangible. In the midst of storyboarding I also decided that I’d like to display my final set of images on my e-portfolio in a simple slideshow format rather than using a Prezi or another presentation software (there goes software again, it’s like Big Brother), since I’d like to avoid any distracting components (transitions, voiceovers) and keep all the focus on the graphics themselves.