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REPRESENTING DATA >>>> NUMBERS & STATISTICS

A DESIGN PROCESS BY >>>> ROBERT JAMAL GAMBY


RESPRESENTING DATA >>>>CS

A DESIGN PROCESS BY >>>>

ROBERT JAMAL GAMBY

FOR >>>> TAD CARPENTER >>>> FALL 2012


PROJECT BRIEF >>>>

The goal of the project is to visually represent researched data and information on a chosen subject. The subject can be anything that can be measured statistically. The visual representations are divided into three categorized solutions: typographic based, image-based, and non-computer based posters. The concept I explored is the Kansas City School Missouri District (a failing inner-city school district) in comparison to nearby districts. I gathered all the information from The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s website (mcds.dese. mo.gov) which I believe to be an accurate source of information about Missouri schools.


RESEARCH >>>> COLLECTING DATA

Initially, I looked at many different sources for information about the Kansas City Missouri School District. Most the facts varied from source to source. For this project I feel it’s important to use consistent and accurate facts, so I settled on the idea of finding and using one reputable site for all of my information. I found The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s website (mcds.dese.mo.gov)


BRAINSTORMING >>>>

HEADLINES, WORDLIST & SKETCHES

I started building ideas for my concept by creating a list of words associated with my subject. This exercise “gets the juices flowing” and is a useful creative reference tool throughout the process. I also created a list of possible ideas for headlines, or titles for my posters, and quick pencil sketches to get my visual concepts out before hopping on the computer.


ROUND 1 >>>>

EXPLORING CONCEPTS

For this part of the process the goal is to come up with as many visual concepts for my subject as possible. I push myself to think of ideas that really push the overall concept of the subject. The more posters I create at the this part of the process, the more ideas I have to pull from later.


LEE’S SUMMIT, MO

KANSAS CITY, MO

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(1.5%) DROP-OUT RATE

(16.6%) DROP-OUT RATE

(57.3%) GRADUATION RATE

(93.5%) GRADUATION RATE

(16.50) A.C.T. RESULTS

APPLES to

(23.50) A.C.T. RESULTS

ORANGES When comparing these school distrcts, there is no comparison.


EQUAL

EDUCATION? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE.

KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSOURI

57.3% 16.50 16.6%

MISSOURI


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When comparing these two school districts, there is no comparison.

Kansas City, MO school district

16.6% drop-out rate

Lee’s Summit, MO school district

1.5% drop-out rate


APPLES TO ORANGES

VS KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL

SUBURBAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

2011 GRADUATION RATE

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

57.3% 93.5% 16.6%

25 20

23.50

16.50

15

1.5%

10

2011 A.C.T. RATING


KNOWtheLEDGE KANSAS CITY, MO TRICT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DIS

It’s not what you know. It’s where you’re at.

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

16.50

23.50

A.C.T. RESULTS

A.C.T. RESULTS

93.5%

57.3%

GRADUATION RATE

E GRADUATION RAT

16.6% DROP-OUT RATE

1.5%

DROP-OUT RATE

60 percent of the students who enter the district as ninth-graders are gone by the 12th grade.


APPLES TO ORANGES COMPARING INNER-CITY AND SUBURBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KANSAS CITY,MO INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

16.6%

LEE始S SUMMIT,MO SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

1.5% DROP OUT RATE

57.3%

93.5%

GRADUATION RATE

23.50

16.50

A.C.T. RESULTS


Old School

In 2010, The Kansas City Missouri School District permanently closed more than 40 of it schools.

DISAPPEARING ACT:

In 1960, the Kansas City Missouri School District had over 70,000 students enrolled. In 2012, only 15,000 students enrolled at the beginning of the semester.


DO THE MATH WHERE YOU GO TO SCHOOL CAN REALLY ADD-UP

KANSAS CITY, MO

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

(16.6%) DROP-OUT RATE

(57.3%) GRADUATION RATE

(16.50) A.C.T. RESULTS

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

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(1.5%) DROP-OUT RATE

(93.5%) GRADUATION RATE

(23.50) A.C.T. RESULTS


APPLES TO ORANGES COMPARING SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN A 2O MILE RADIUS OF EACHOTHER

KANSAS CITY, MO

57.3%

16.6%

16.50

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO

2011

GRADUATION RATE

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

2011 A.C.T. RESULTS

93.5%

1.5%

23.50

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION mcds.dese.mo.gov


Depending on where you live could affect your ability to graduate?

PUTTING SCHOOLS to the

Kansas City, MO inner-city school district

TEST

10

Lee始s Summit, MO

8

suburban school district

9

10

7

8

6

9

5

7

4

6

3

5

2

4

1

3

1

A.C.T. RESULTS

GRADUATION RATE

DROP-OUT RATE

A.C.T. RESULTS

GRADUATION RATE

DROP-OUT RATE

2


When comparing these two public school districts, there is no comparison.

KANSAS CITY 33 On January 1st, 2012, The Kansas City Public School District lost accreditation for the second time in 11 years.

77,000 students in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

100

25,000 20,000 80

15,000 10,000

60

2008

2009

2010

2011 40

57.3%

2011 graduation rate

87.0%

8.6% 0

KANSAS CITY 33

MISSOURI AVERAGE

17.4%

20 16.6%

2008

2009

5.9% 2010

2011

DROP-OUT RATES


ROUND 2 >>>>

TIGHTENING CONCEPTS

At this stage Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking the most successful ideas from my exploration posters and tightening the concepts. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also focusing on making sure I am showing clear hierarchy, organization of information, and deciding on which concepts work best for my three categorized solutions: typographic based, imagebased, and non-computer based posters.


LEARN KANSAS CITY, MO SCHOOL DISTRICIT

THE FACTS HOW THE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPARES TO A NEIGHBORING SCHOOL DISTRICT.

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO SCHOOL DISTRICT

16.6%

1.5% DROP-OUT RATES

57.3%

93.5% GRADUATION RATES

16.50

23.50 A.C.T. RESULTS


APPLES TO ORANGES COMPARING INNER-CITY AND SUBURBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KANSAS CITY,MO INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

16.6%

LEE始S SUMMIT,MO SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

1.5% DROP OUT RATE

57.3%

93.5%

GRADUATION RATE

23.50

16.50

A.C.T. RESULTS


APPLES TO ORANGES

VS KANSAS CITY

INNER-CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL

LEE’S SUMMIT

SUBURBAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

2011 GRADUATION RATE

57.3%

25

93.5%

23.50

20 15

16.50

10

2011 A.C.T. RATING

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

16.6%

1.5%


EQUAL EDUCATION? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE.

KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSOURI

MISSOURI

57.3% 16.50 16.6%

2011 GRADUATION RATE

2011 A.C.T. RESULTS

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

93.5% 23.50 1.5%


EQUAL

EDUCATION? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE.

KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSOURI

57.3% 16.50 16.6%

MISSOURI

2011 GRADUATION RATE

2011 A.C.T. RESULTS

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

93.5% 23.50 1.5%


ROUND 3 >>>> REFINING CONCEPTS

At this point in the process I have narrowed down my concepts, chosen the headlines, and decided on two posters that work best for each category. The next step is to refine these concepts by tweeking certain elements and addressing any unresolved issues with the concepts before deciding on my final posters.


APPLES TO ORANGES COMPARING INNER-CITY AND SUBURBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

KANSAS CITY,MO

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

16.6%

LEE始S SUMMIT,MO SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

1.5% DROP OUT RATE

57.3%

93.5%

GRADUATION RATE

23.50

16.50 A.C.T. RESULTS


LEARN

THE FACTS HOW THE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI SCHOOL DISTRICT COMPARES TO A NEIGHBORING SCHOOL DISTRICT.

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO SCHOOL DISTRICT

KANSAS CITY, MO SCHOOL DISTRICIT

16.6%

1.5% DROP-OUT RATES

57.3%

93.5% GRADUATION RATES

16.50

23.50 A.C.T. RESULTS


WHICH SCHOOLʼS OUT? Kansas City, Mo Schools compared to a nearby school district

1.5%

16.50

23.50

16.6%

93.5%

57.3%

Kansas City, MO

Leeʼs Summit, MO

graduation rate

A.C.T. results

drop-out rates

2011 Graduation Rates Kansas City,MO

57.3%

Lee’s Summit, MO

93.5%

Kansas City, MO

16.6%

Lee’s Summit

1.5%

2011 A.C.T. Results

16.50

23.50

Kansas City, MO

Lee’s Summit, MO

2011 Drop-out Rates


EQUAL

EDUCATION IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE.

KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSOURI

57.3% 16.50 16.6%

MISSOURI

2011 GRADUATION RATE

2011 A.C.T. RESULTS

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

93.5% 23.50 1.5%


ROUND 4 >>>> FINAL POSTERS


EQUAL EDUCATION IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE.

KANSAS CITY

LEE’S SUMMIT

INNER-CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MISSOURI

57.3% 16.50 16.6%

MISSOURI

2011 GRADUATION RATE

2011 A.C.T. RESULTS

2011 DROP-OUT RATE

93.5% 23.50 1.5%

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION mcds.dese.mo.gov


2011 Graduation Rates Kansas City,MO

Lee’s Summit, MO

57.3%

93.5%

Kansas City, MO

16.6%

2011 A.C.T. Results Lee’s Summit

1.5% 16.50

23.50

Kansas City, MO

Lee’s Summit, MO

2011 Drop-Out Rates



Representing Data: Statistics and Numbers