Visualizing Social Media Culture

For my online summer course on social media cultural trends, my students are tasked with creating an infographic. These (2nd to 4th year) undergraduate students came up with some fantastic and insightful creative work as is evident from the samples below (please click images for larger view).

To evaluate these infographics I used a rubric that assessed the quality of research and the impact of design choices. Students were also asked to submit a designer’s statement which documented that fewer than 10% of the 200 students in the class had any experience in using photoshop or similar image editing software. That made the results all the more impressive, because in this condensed 6 week course I do not offer any software instruction. Exit surveys confirmed that students found this infographic assignment to be the most challenging aspect of the course, stretching their digital creativity to the max. Here are my assessment guidelines for infographics.

Twitter Trends by Chris Palmer:

Digital Love by Melanie Fida

Information Freeway by Sam Rosenbaum

Fashion 2.0 by Nadia Yau

Social Music by Leanne Hein

Death of the Music Industry by Sarah Jacobs

Online News by Adam Seaborn

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About Sidneyeve Matrix

Professor, blogger, trendwatcher. I share research & news about digital culture & commerce on Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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