Inventing Graphics


For this in-class writing project, you will produce visual graphics to your favorite lyrics. The following slide show consists of graphics produce by technical writing students during the spring semester of 2010.


The above graphics follow one of Markel's main principles for creating graphics: keep it simple and uncluttered.

Find the lyrics to your favorite pop song. Consider ways to produce a graphic image that translates the numerical or logical meaning of the song with images, charts or graphs. I spotted this project on Huffington Post

 

Step 1: Find lyrics.
Step 2: Illustrate the lyrics by producing a graphic.
Step 3: Write a title for your graphic.
Step 4: Label.
Step 5: Post the lyric as an entry on your website.




The following exercise will help warm you up for this in-class project. I will read a list of 20 words to you. When I am finished reading, write down as many words as you can remember.

Warm-up Word List Exercise

For further help with this assignment, consult the following PowerPoint and websites.

Chapter 13: Creating Graphics





Online Graphs and Charts
Online Charts Builder
Create Fee Online Charts

 

Below, you will find a video and the lyrics to Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round". For class discussion, consider and share the logical patterns or spatial movement of the following song to create a graphic.

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I have no legal rights to the following lyrics:

Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Around (Like a Record) Lyrics

Yeah I, I got to know your name
Well and I, could trace your private number baby
All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
I want some

Well I...I set my sights on you
(and no one else will do)
And I, I've got to have my way now, baby
(and no one else will do)
And I, I've got to have my way now, baby
All I know is that to me
You look like you're havin' fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

*You spin me right round, baby
right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

I, I got be your friend now, baby
And I would like to move in
Just a little bit closer
(little bit closer)

**All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

[*Repeat]

I want your love
I want your love
[**Repeat]

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