“If you’re a dead body in a morgue, you’re going to be less noticed than a dead body on a lawn,” instructor of Illustrations and Infographics Karl Gude said. “So metaphorically, how can you be the dead body on the lawn? You have to learn to be different and be creative to be noticed.”
Explaining the differences between good graphics and great graphics on Monday, Gude tried to get students inspired by design after their paper airplane contest. During the contest, each student flew their own crafted paper airplane and will use the data to create their own infographics.
“I liked that it was a hands-on deal to get data,” Grand Haven Michael Michalski said. “It was a good way to break up the class and it was really fun and different.”
For the rest of the week, students will use the results they collected to create a final project with charts, graphs, diagrams and other forms of infographics.
“It was a good way to start visualizing the graphic in your head,” Grand Haven student Kaia Hayes said. “Watching it happen and seeing how things turned out help you decide what you want it to look like.”