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    This interaction design assignment was to create a static infographic using data from the government data repository at data.gov. I chose to use … Read More
    This interaction design assignment was to create a static infographic using data from the government data repository at data.gov. I chose to use the data that showed America’s historical spending patterns dating all of the way back to just after WWII and pair it with 20th century world history in order to draw a correlation between American government spending and its influence on the world. I split the spending into two groups, economic and military, and paired that with a brief synopsis on the state of the world during the selected time period. Within that synopsis I drew highlights to a timeline so that the user could better understand its place in time. Read Less
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I wanted to create a static infographic using data from the government data repository at data.gov, so I chose to use the data that showed America’s historical spending patterns dating all of the way back to just after WWII. I then paired it with 20th century world history in order to draw a correlation between American government spending and its influence on the world at large.
I split the spending into two groups, economic and military, and write a brief synopsis on the state of the world during the selected time period. Within that synopsis I drew highlights to a timeline so that the user could better understand its place in time
Full view of the inforgraphic
Detail view - The color key and heat map to be used as a snapshot view of the American government's interests.
Detail view - The amounts spent, a synopsis of world affairs, and a connection of the phrases to the timeline.