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Infographics: sharing, previews, & feedack

Quote from Matthew Whitewood on August 20, 2021, 5:10 pm

But 3 somehow seems to be a magic number for intuitiveness.

That's a fair point. When I think of a traffic light, my mind only thinks of a combination of three different lights.

Even so, I've taken another crack at it. I think a part of what contributed to my design looking complex is the original idea of making the chart's background represent the traffic light analogy.

So, this time, I've represented the traffic light in only the bars:

And, I think it looks quite simple this way while conveying the same message.

If you guys have any ideas, let me know.

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Lucio Buffalmano

Thank you Ali, love it!

Do you think -or anyone else- think it's better without the background color bands?

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I'm still thinking if there is a way to keep it at 3 colors only.

But if we use the green to describe smaller power-taking actions, then we lose the opportunity to describe the power-giving action.

And that's too important a concept to give up, in my opinion.

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Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on August 21, 2021, 4:39 pm

Thank you Ali, love it!

Do you think -or anyone else- think it's better without the background color bands?

After giving it some time, my previous designs were quite complicated indeed.

I think going without the background color bands is the right move.

Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on August 21, 2021, 4:45 pm

I'm still thinking if there is a way to keep it at 3 colors only.

But if we use the green to describe smaller power-taking actions, then we lose the opportunity to describe the power-giving action.

And that's too important a concept to give up, in my opinion.

Yea, wish we could keep it at three colors and use the green to convey two different types of behavior while still distinguishing between the two...all without confusing the reader.

Unluckily, that may be a case of trying to have our cake and eat it too :).

Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on August 24, 2021, 12:46 pm

High-Level New Concept

  • Fair value power: to act, promote, or defend one's power in accordance (calibration) with one's level of power, status, and rank within an organization or social group

Ideas on how to put it on a design?

Now I'm thinking about how to explain it with chart / design.

If you guys have any ideas, happy to read.

Yea, fair-value power is a lot like fair-value social marketing.

So, for simplicity's sake (and comprehension), we may as well use the same infographic:

This is very rough, so I'm only posting this to gather some ideas/feedback for when I have the time to sit down and finish out the design concept.

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Lucio Buffalmano

Thank you Ali!

Yes, it makes a lot of sense to use the same design for both indeed.

It also helps people understand that the dynamics are the same, and that helps internalize the concept.

That being said, if anything better for both comes up, then we can also change the social marketing design.

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Thoughts?

Are we there maybe?

Future improvements can always be done.

But if we're at 80-90% of the way, I'd say we're good to introduce the new high-level concept in an intro lesson.

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In my opinion, the colours of the bar should be solid or change continuously rather than discretely with sharp boundaries.

The discrete colour changing with sharp boundaries make looking at the graph confusing.
It seems that there are more portions to pay attention to than needed.

I think if we make the horizontal axis as behaviour, a more reflective title could be

The Strength of Power Moves

If the horizontal axis is the time passing over the course of the relationship with the vertical axis as the overall power gain/loss, then power balance would make sense.

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Quote from Ali Scarlett on August 20, 2021, 12:21 am

You're right, Lucio, here's a quick fix:

And, a tweak based on your notes:

I think Ali's initial design looks easier to understand by letting the background speak on the strength of the behaviour.

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Ali Scarlett

Thank you, Matthew!

So I'm wondering if it's better to keep the bars colored, or the background.

If you guys have any opinion on that, let me know 🙂

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