This reading brought up some great points in relation to what we are discovering for ourselves. Lupton talks about the importance of networking and how we associate things together. I thought this was important because when brain storming of ways to visualize our concept we bring out the ways that our icon's can work as a connection between subject matters.
"Information graphics do have a role to play in the realm of expressive and editorial graphs" This is a great way to sum up exactly what the function of a diagram is. From when we are children we may not be able to read but we can understand the visual language. By showing pie charts, bar graphs people have taught us how to read in a visual way. Even when business men are coming up with a proposal for their client, an information graphic can be useful to show a complex concept in a reduced clarified form.
"Networks are everywhere- not just in technology, but throughout nature and society" Through my narrative, a reoccurring theme is to give emphasis on nature, and what raw materials we can learn from.
Overlapping: Especially when discussing the relationships of objects or a process it is good to use overlapping to help the subject matter connect.
A thought I had when thinking about the value of overlapping was the comparison. How can you show comparison in an interesting way. It made me think back to the line project when we studied juxtaposition. For me, I am starting to wonder what kind of juxtaposition can two sides of the comparison have for each other.
She mentions the impact that scale change can have on the composition. Using hierarchy, and text to emphasis certain aspects and using using a smaller scale for the less important elements.
What I got out? In my personal opinion I noticed a lot of her examples were of diagrams with smaller text. Although typography is a valued layer, when making a info graph it is important not to rely on text. In some examples typography is used in an art form, making the piece flow together and giving written dialog to the diagram.