IS289.3B Week 2 Assignment

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IS289.3B Week 2 Assignment


In-class exercise

We were instructed to draw the room and demonstrate relevant relationships. I found it interesting to see what other students chose to represent and the different vantage points for their diagrams. I think I tend to map things out from an overhead “blueprint” perspective, perhaps because I took drafting in the seventh grade. The data I represent is intended to demonstrate how students populate classroom and focus their attention to view the professor’s presentation slides. Given the technical difficulties we experienced with the screen on the right-hand side of the room (from the student’s perspective), it is not surprising that most students fixed their attention on the left screen. I thought some of the attributes of the students I could represent would be educational program (PhD or MLIS), screen orientation (left or right), seat occupation, and exposure to Vitamin D from the sunlight shining through the windows of the room. In the first diagram, I did not incorporate the sunlight. However, after learning about how to do so, I added the Vitamin D exposure to the revised diagram.


Here’s a schematic of what I drew during class:

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And here’s how I revised it after learning more about more appropriate types of symbols and patterns to express different types of data:

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