To start off, this piece delivers exactly what it promises, a useful info-graphic on the topic of gender in it's many forms. The artist Nelde shows a great working knowledge of info-graphics, and has all the hallmarks of a talented graphics designer.
It opens with a clear expression of intent, which is an asset for the piece as it's goal is to inform. That it's aim is clear is very important for an info-graphic, as it leaves little room for confusion on the part of the viewer.
It then goes on to give a text and graphical key to it's central concept. This key is made prominent through use of a proportionality larger scale as compared to it's the later portion. This helps center the viewer on the key, and also allows for greater detail in the graphical portion of the key. Over all it feels clean, precise, and well thought out.
The second portion of the info-graphic, the examples, is an important addition to the piece. It helps those unfamiliar with the concepts being discussed form a frame of reference. This is important in facilitating the piece's goal of informing the viewer. The examples are an excellent addition that only further strengthens the piece.
Over all it is a clever and clear expression of a fairly nuanced idea, and it does a good job addressing the nuances of the topic. It offers up it's information with clarity with out being overbearing or unhelpfully unspecific. I would also like to commend Nelde's clever use of color coding to tie the larger, labeled key to the smaller, unlabeled examples
I can safely say this info-graphic has succeed at it's purpose to inform; and I fail to see any way in which it could be adjusted that would not diminish it's effectiveness.
I strongly recommend this as a good starting point for anyone interested in the topic of gender and society.
i think this is very usefull and should be used ass a test for people to test them selfs you should think of making possibly a questionare or online test maybe this is a test but you could maby posibly make a possibly make it more in depth may i sugest you put a blank template of it with just the target disign you could posibly make it for other things as well like music , movies, art taste, culture, or silly stuf like which meme you are most like or which doctor who you are most like or cat types possibly
Looks confusing D: How would you do the lines? I know how to answer these though... 1. androgynous - since I don't believe in gender roles of any kind, so I do either as I please. 2. female - since it's my physical gender. 3. female - self explanatory. 4. mostly male - Straight for the most part but it may possibly extend to other women as well.
This chart is rather cute though ~ I could imagine to add more confusion detail, you could add another circle for romantic attraction, since it's not always the same as sexual attraction in the case of asexuals.
I think this is an absolutely brilliant concept and I hope this catches wind and becomes A Thing outside of internet, too. It's very simple and very understandable but offers enough complexity that anyone can fill it. It just MAKES SENSE.
Also, the visual is very pleasing. It's uncluttered, it's simple -- I just really like everything about this meme!
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Can I use this to explain to my class what I am? (I am a cross-dressing male born girl in a boy's body- it would be easier to use this than to explain all that.) I'll give you credit, and even post it in dA with a link to here if you want!
Monica Helms stated at the end of her presentation that someone challenged the linear format of her charts by suggesting that they should be circular instead. Were you that student?
This chart is interesting, but I find this circular format a little bit hard to follow. I found myself having to look up and down and back just to remember what the color coding was. It was slightly dizzying. Overall, it's an innovative way to represent sex and gender identity in a new way.
I actually have several friends who will eventually go through the process of female to male transition. It is interesting to look into their perspective. One of them is attracted to males, the other is bisexual, and the other said that fluid sexuality describes him best. I remember at one point I thought that part of the desire to change sex is was being attracted to to same gender as their biological sex. I learned through being associated with them that it may not be the case at all. I learned that gender identity and sexual attraction aren't linked. I feel like I've become a little bit wiser.
This looks nice and all, and probably says something good, but it's confusing as hell and probably needs an explanation to make sense to a lot of people (like the topmost comment conversation with SocraticPrince as I'm typing this). A graph that needs additional explaining isn't usually a very good graph.
Hm, thanks for your feedback. I don't really think that it's confusing... it might take some time to get into it. I showed it to some people and after some careful observation, they all got it. It's possible though that it might be helpful if you're not completely new on the subject...
Hm, maybe that sounded a little too... bigheaded? I see that people here are having a problem understanding it. But I don't know why that is so, whether it's because it's on the Internet, or because the people I showed it to in real life are more used to interpreting graphs or because of something else. If you have an idea on how to make the whole thing clearer, I'm open for suggestions.
This is pretty good. Though for gender expression I think 'man' and 'woman' should be replaced by 'masculine' and 'feminine'... and by the way, 'genderqueer' is usually used to refer to gender identity, not gender expression. So I think gender expression would be more of a three-pronged circle, if that makes any sense. And I think you should replace 'neutral' in gender identity with 'genderqueer'. Neutral isn't something I hear at all, really, and genderqueer is a broad term for people who aren't cisgendered. And a final thing: sexual attraction only accounts for the gender and sexual binary.
Thank you for your feedback. I found what you said was helpful and true, so I made some changes to the chart. Since a "three-pronged circle" for gender identity would mess up the balance, I just replaced genderqueer with an "?". Maybe someone else will have an idea that would fit in there.
I didn't quite understand what you meant with your final thing, though.
Well, the circle for sexual attraction only accounts for attractions to male or females, implying that there are only males and females to be attracted to... I'm not sure how you would fix that, though.
To be honest, I can't really make these decisions for other people. I took the examples from the link in the description. But they're just examples. Everybody would have to decide for themselves whether there's a variation or not.