Monday, March 31, 2014

Infographics: Critical thinking opportunity!

I love good data representation, and some infographics are good examples of data represented well. On the other hand, some infographics I run across worry me - I'm often uncertain about whether the research findings being presented include enough information for people to be able to understand/think about those research findings.

Which makes me think: maybe a good use of infographics in a psych classroom is actually as the basis of a critical thinking exercise!

Some potential examples:
Last note: if you haven't heard of Edward Tufte, he's an amazing designer who thinks deeply about ways to present data in elegant and compelling ways. Definitely worth a look.

posted by Rob McEntarffer


Mr. Sandler said...

I, too, am a huge fan of infographics. For the States of Consciousness unit, I have students create an infographic about their sleeping habits over vacation and back in school. Here's a link to the assignment:

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