Characteristics of Effective Infographics Activity III

Should our class rubric include only subjective criteria, only objective criteria or a combination of both?  Should we decide on a set of criteria where anyone using our criteria will evaluate an infographic in the same way?  Explain your answers.  Each person will complete a blog posting for their response.


25 Responses to "Characteristics of Effective Infographics Activity III"

  • I believe our rubric should contain both subjective and objective criteria. Without both the rubric would either be too basic or to bias. Our graphs need a baseline and labels for us to fully understand what is all going on. Our rubric needs to be understood by all people and be able to be criticized by all people.

    1 dberman said this (November 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm)


  • I believe our class rubric should consist of subjective and objective criteria. There are a a few types of universal rules that should be held accountable for all graphs, which is the objective part. Other than that, having subjective rules also allows the graph creator to do unorthodox things in their graph. This can have very negative results, but can also end up in new interesting ways to make different types of graphs.

    2 cardient said this (November 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm)


  • I believe our class rubric would be complete having both subjective and objective. Objective because it will give designers a building block as to how an infographic should be put together. Also subjective because it gives the designer the chance to put his/her own little touch to it, making infographics have different aspects. I believe we should have a rubric for anyone evaluating our infographics so we avoid using things that make infographics hard to comprehend such as, overload, color “crashing”, and overly large text.

    3 jono31 said this (November 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm)


  • I believe that our rubric should include both objective and subjective criteria. A balance of both creates a series of guidelines that should be fulfilled in order to create a successful infograph. Using objective criteria, like having a point of view and having a source in the infograph, allows for the information to be better displayed; and by using subjective criteria, like the graph being creative and engaging, leaves room for the designer to shape the information to audience’s needs.

    Yes, everyone should evaluate using a specific set of criteria so that everyone creates similar graphs using the same foundational guidelines.

    4 Ileana Perez said this (November 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm)


  • Our rubric should include subjective and objective criteria. I believe that every infographic should have an creative aspect, which subjective criteria allows the designer to include. Also objective criteria helps set a baseline on what every infographic needs to include. This will make it easier for the designer to know what exactly their infographic needs to include.

    5 Tyler Back said this (November 14, 2011 at 12:54 am)


  • I think the rubric should contain both subjective and objective criteria. I feel like you can create a rubric that everyone can use, but some parts of it inevitably will be subjective. A lot of design aspects are subjective but they are critical parts of the infographics that can’t be ignored. While there can’t be specific rules for the subjective qualities there can be guidelines that should be set.

    6 Marina said this (November 14, 2011 at 12:50 am)


  • When developing an infographic it is important to have both subjective and objective elements. That is why i feel we should include both these elements in out class rubric. Making an infographic have objective qualities make it easy to understand and the overall information being displayed clear to the viewer. Making an infographic subjective adds creativity to the graph. By doing this it attracts the viewer which is important. Both of the elements are key when developing a productive infograph, that is why I feel we should include this in our class rubric

    7 Nicholas Kent said this (November 14, 2011 at 12:46 am)


  • The rubric should be a combination of both subjective and objective criteria. Having a good balance of each category will give us a good idea of how balanced the graphic reads. If our rubric contains both subjective and objective qualities then there should not be any one way each grader will interpret a specific graphic. With each persons own interpretation of each graphic there may be some similarities in their interpretations and hopefully our rubric will be able to pull out the commonality from what each viewer sees.

    8 kgorslin said this (November 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm)


  • Our class rubric should include a combination of both subjective and objective criteria. It should contain more objective than subjective because the information being portrayed becomes more obvious rather than thinking of the subjective material. But subjective material should be included because it provides the audience with a reason to think and comprehend what the infographic is portraying.

    9 lbraney said this (November 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm)


  • I feel that our class rubric should include both objective and subjective criteria in order to create an effective infographic. Both of these ideas are important because they build a foundation to help understand the infographic (objective), as well as giving the author’s own personal touch (subjective). We should also decide on basic criteria to help anyone evaluate our infographic, such as avoiding certain errors or having an uniform form.

    10 sbarlow12 said this (November 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm)


  • I think that our rubric should have a combination of subjective and objective criteria. It is important to have objective criteria to make sure there is a baseline of what is necessary for an infographic. But, subjective criteria is also necessary because it allows the creator to be creative and add their on spin on the infographic. With the right balance of subjective and objective criteria, the infographics we create will have a standard as well as a creative side.

    11 Kaleb Nguyen said this (November 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm)


  • I think that our rubric should include both objective and subjective qualities. Without having a set of subjective qualities, there’s no real way to set a base line for inforgraphics, as to tell which one is better than another one. However, this judgment can’t only be a set of criteria, otherwise there’d be no differentiation between graphics, thus objective qualities are good as well so that we have a way to let people express more data in artistic ways.

    12 marnold said this (November 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm)


  • Labeling attributes as subjective or objective often changes depending on who is making these choices. Therefore, this labeling process is subjective. With the amount of characteristics we have to choose from it would be nearly impossible for everyone to agree on the categories. Creating a rubric will have to consist of subjective and objective criteria. Having set criteria to evaluate an infographic will be beneficial to compare evaluation results but these assessments will lack creativity and ideas the surveyors may have come up with without using a set rubric.

    13 kshavala said this (November 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm)


  • I feel that our ruberic should be a combination of criteria. As the reader can add their own creativity to a graph with subjectivity and objective keeps a steady flow of how the graphic should be used and understood. It keeps the writer of the grapfic responsible for how they create their graphic. The importaance of both is needed to create and read a good infographic.

    14 Alex Richardson said this (November 12, 2011 at 10:39 am)


  • When looking at an infographic, there are certain obvious things that either make or break that visual. I feel that the rubric should include both subjective and objective characteristics because it leaves room for creativity, yet sets a standard that is pleasing to everyone. Not everyone will have the same opinion on the infographic, but including both characteristics will make sure that the graph is pleasing to the masses.

    15 bgeorge said this (November 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm)


  • The rubric that our class is creating should have both subjective and objective criteria. If the graph were not to have labels for what was going on, our scales for how something should be measured, then the graph would be pointless in how no one would be able to understand it. In the same point, subjective criteria is very important because it shows the point of view of the creator and how they feel about a certain set of data.

    16 mbuckner said this (November 11, 2011 at 3:00 am)


  • Our class rubric should include both subjective and objective criteria because with subjective criteria one’s own personal opinion can be applied to it while objective criteria can allow multiple opinions to used for it. This is why anyone should be able to use the criteria in order to evaluate it.

    17 Tyler Hensley said this (November 11, 2011 at 2:12 am)


  • In looking at infographics, I think we should include both subjective and objective criteria. Subjective criteria are important because it allows the reader to judge an infographic based specifically on their own opinion instead of fact. A subjective rule gives guidelines for the reader’s opinion of the infographic but allows room for them to explore what they specifically want to see. Objective criteria are also important because there should be rules that are the same when applied to all infographics and have a set answer for each rule, leaving no room for opinion. I think we should also have set criteria that will be used to evaluate all infographics because then we, and other people using our criteria, will have a set reference to go back to without question.

    18 Heather Kennedy said this (November 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm)


  • The rubric for the class should have a combination of both subjective and objective criteria. Objective criteria such as no distortion of data, point of view and labels and scales are important because they make the infographic understandable and therefore more useful. Subjective criteria like interesting, engaging and display of what is relevant is also important because it allows the audience to take the data being displayed and to think about it to make some of their own conclusions about the information. Since these things are so important and are the foundations to any infographic, anyone would be able to use the criteria to evaluate graphics.

    19 awitmer said this (November 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm)


  • Our rubric should combine both objective and subjective aspects in order to be truly effective. Objective qualities (such as proper labeling and graph construction) are a must for the rubric, but cannot cover all necessary aspects. A graphic’s true potential is reflected in its ability to impact an audience, which is mainly influenced through subjective qualities. However, since no two people react to an infographic in the same way, making quantifiable criteria for subjective aspects is nigh impossible. At best, the subjective categories would have to be fairly broad in order to encompass as many opinions as possible.

    20 Joe Midolo said this (November 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm)


  • It would be nearly impossible to include exclusively objective categories. An attempt to do so would likely result in an ineffective rubric, as rating on presence of an attribute is generally far inferior to actually assessing the quality of the aspect to which the attribute pertains. That being said, in the realm of infographics, simply the presence of something, such as a title and data labels makes the image immediately more effective. Therefore, our class rubric should include a combination of objective and subjective criteria in order to appropriately gauge effectiveness.

    21 Brooke Andrews said this (November 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm)


  • It should have a combination of both because there are some subjective factors that are really important, such as clarity and objective traits are important because they make the graphic valid.

    22 Claudia Autore said this (November 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm)


  • I feel that our class rubric should contain both a combination of subjective and objective criteria. Having subjective criteria will attract a number of audiences because of the creativeness and interest the designer of the graphic took the time to think about and make. However, objective criteria is also important to have as well because it gives any graphic a sort of structure that makes it clear and understandable. Overall I feel that any designer should be aware of their own graphic attributes.

    23 kwilfong said this (November 10, 2011 at 5:56 am)


  • The class rubric should have both subjective and objective attributes for creating an effective infograghic. Subjective criteria such as creativity and interestingness are necessary because there are numerous types of audiences that can view the graphics. It is up to the designer to use these attributes in ways that will attract their designated audience. The attributes may not appeal to a variety of people, but the infographic may only be designed for a certain type. Objective attributes such as vertical and horizontal organization or use of axes and labels should be included in the rubric because it is appropriate that infographics are understandable. The objective attributes should be a foundation for any infographic.

    24 Mo Sunderland said this (November 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm)


  • I believe that our rubric should have a combination of both subjective and objective criteria. Subjective criteria is very important because it allows the creator of the graphic to add their own creative touches and express themselves. Objective qualities are equally as important because it creates a standard that each graphic has to meet. It holds the creator to be accountable for the quality of their graphics.

    25 nadyasyed said this (November 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm)



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