Instead of picking a topic I was familiar with for my infographic assignment, I chose to delve into the depths of crime statistics. Since moving into GR proper has been something I’ve been considering over the past year, I took to viewing a crime mapping website–namely, Crimemapping.com.
Compiling my data for this infographic was more of a process than I had originally intended. I tried to acquire the trends from the website, but Microsoft Silverlight would not work. Thus, I strenuously compiled my data through counting and configuring percentages. I know! What was I thinking?
I was thinking that the free icons on all three infographic creation sites were not deserving of my dear grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe. Moreover, I have also been intrigued by the outdoor GVPD ads I’ve seen on my weekly trips to Grand Rapids.
Nevertheless, infographics are an interesting and engaging way to present information to the public. I enjoyed tooling around with Piktochart.