Graphics Assignment


Okay, I knew that the graphics class assignment that’s due a week from tonight involved doing a graph or chart, based on any data we choose. This is the second assignment that’ll go in the portfolio to determine the grade for the semester.

I was thinking that I’d use the WHOA statistics for the year so far since I do a statistics report with those each year. Easy, huh?

Well, no. Because I’m looking at the samples she’s showing us from students in previous classes, and—dayum.

These charts and graphs use all kinds of neat graphics (not clip art, which is verboten) for the bars and backgrounds. Little Monopoly-style houses for the units on a graph about housing permits. A baseball becomes a pie chart for game statistics. A sub sandwich is divided into pieces by nutritional values.

They look like they’ve been pulled out of magazines instead of accounting reports.

This isn’t an Excel thing. This is a Photoshop thing. I have steadfastly avoided learning Photoshop because it’s so damned much program that I’m overwhelmed. Nice, free little IrfanView does everything I’ve ever needed to do—cropping, resizing, rotating, etc.

I can’t think of any visually interesting tie-in for the statistics stuff, to be honest. I wish I could because they suck. Well, they’re clear and nice for what they are, thanks to sambear, but they’re BORING.

So—what to graph? Kinds of things I’ve stitched? Types of books we have around the house? Something about music? I think I could most easily find visually interesting things for something stitching-related.


Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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