Two Stories Activity

For each of the infographics below, identify  “two stories” following the discussion on pages 68 and 69 of our text.  First, make a general statement; that is, provide a broad overview of what the graph is about using “pattern perception.”  Look for trends or an underlying pattern. Second, provide some specific details, using the “table lookup” process.  Give at least one specific detail using the legend or scales to assign value or make a comparison.  One member of each group will do a “report out” at the next class.  Another will do a blog post. For the report and blog choose two of the infographics to discuss.


10 Responses to "Two Stories Activity"

  • Swine Flu Sep 09: In this infographic it shows the six countries with the most cases of Swine Flu. The United States had the most cases in the whole world with 43,771. Also you can tell that Swine flu was a worldwide issue because countries in almost every continent had over 10,000 cases.
    Where is Everyone? : In this infographic it shows that there are several different ways that people have received their information throughout the years. More specifically the local market place has been a source of information from the 1800’s to 1998.

    1 Tyler Back said this (October 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm)


  • In the “Where is everyone?” graphic, we see multiple organized “splashes” of color, each on representing a certain for of social media. We can see from the graphic that social media has changed greatly and that websites didn’t start to get big until the mid 2000’s.

    In the “Fork it over” graphic, we can see two forks, each one colored and representing a different for of food (fast food v. sit down). From the graphic we can see that restaurants are growing at very different rates, and that Taco Bell is growing at a 5% faster rate then its nearest contender, Burger King

    2 marnold said this (October 4, 2011 at 10:46 am)


  • In the Swine Flu graph, the general statement we made was, “There were major swine flu outbreaks in many different countries.” The specific statement we made was, “The USA had the greatest outbreak of swine flu with 43,771. In the “Fork It Over” graph, the general statement was, “There has been an increase in the amount of restaurant spending in Q2”. The specific statement made was, “Taco Bell had the greatest amount of increase with 19%”.

    3 Kaleb Nguyen said this (October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am)


  • The first infographic my partner and I chose to evaluate was the Apple vs. Adobe Flash graph. The “big picture” of the infographic is that Apple is more successful than Adobe Flash. The “little picture” we found was that Apple makes more revenue and has more employees than Adobe Flash, however Adobe has more internet searches than Apple.
    The second infographic we chose was the Swine Flu graph. The “big picture” that we discovered was that swine flu affects many regions of the globe. The “little picture” was that Swine Flu mainly affected the United States and Australia.

    4 Callie Wysor said this (October 3, 2011 at 12:56 am)


  • In the Apple/Adobe graph we can observe that Apple has more employee’s and revenue than Adobe. A specific detail is that even though Apple has more revenue and employee’s , Adobe still has more internet searches.

    In the Simpsons graph we can see that the Simpsons have been influenced and influenced a lot of T.V shows. A specific detail is that Army Man influenced the Simpsons more than David Letterman did.

    5 cardient said this (October 3, 2011 at 12:11 am)


  • For “The Simpsons” infographic, we made the general statement that many previous television shows influenced the creation of the show The Simpsons and in turn The Simpsons influenced the production of other shows in the future. Then after examining the infographic we see that a more specific statement is that the show Saturday Night Live influenced the production of The Simpsons. Also in future years, we can conclude that The Simpsons influenced the creation of Spongebob Squarepants.
    The infographic “Swine Flu” shows the six top countries affected by the swine flu by the number of confirmed lab cases. This is the overall general statement we can make from this graph. Then a more specific statement would be that USA had the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by Australia with the next highest.

    6 awitmer said this (October 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm)


  • For the Apple and Adobe Flash infographic as a general statement we can see that Apple has more revenue and employers while Adobe has more internet searches. Some specific details about this infographic is that Apple at least doubles twice the amount of revenue and employees compared to Adobe while Adobe slightly has more internet searches than Apple.
    For the Swine Flu infographic as a general statement we can see all the top six countries with the most cases of swine flu. Some specific details about this infographic is that the United States and Australia are the two highest out of the six at least doubling each of the four other countries.

    7 thensley18 said this (October 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm)


  • In the Apple/Adobe infographic, the data presented shows differences in the amount of workers, revenue since the company was founded, and how many times the companies have been searched on the internet. When the infographic is studied a bit closer, Apple has almost 14 times more revenue than Adobe and also has 4 times as many workers. This suggests that Apple is highly more popular than Adobe because of products such as the MacBook and the iPhone, while Adobe is mainly used for educational purposes and is highly popular for teachers and students alike.
    In the Simpsons infographic, it is presented that the animated show The Simpsons centers around as the main influencer for other shows such as Family Guy and South Park, while at the same time, The Simpsons was influenced by previous popular shows such as Saturday Night Live and Army Man. We see that over time shows have evolved and have influenced one another to provide a more balance on shows to watch with similar comedic styles.

    -Kevin Le

    8 devangel426 said this (October 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm)


  • In the “Fork it Over” infographic, we see two forks color coded with one representing fast food restaurants and sit down restaurants. We can see that (as a general statement), more people prefer fast food over sit down restaurants. When we actually analyze the graph, we can see that more people eat at taco bell than any other fast food place, and no one eats at “benihana” anymore.
    In the Apple/Adobe infographic, we can see that Apple and Adobe have differences in the number of employees, revenue, and internet searches. When we look closer we can see that Apple has nearly 14 times more revenue than adobe and also has 4 times as many employees.

    9 mjohri said this (October 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm)


  • Swine Flu Sep 09 – This graph shows the six countries that had the most swine flu breakouts. More specifically USA had the most breakouts out of any other country with 43,771 cases.

    Where is Everyone – This graph shows that humans have developed numerous different ways to obtain our information. More specifically the local market and newspaper/magazines have had the longest run with providing us with information.

    10 Tyler Back said this (October 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm)



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