While exploring the "COVID-19: The First Global Pandemic of the Information Age" StoryMap, I found the textual information, definitions, graphs, and visible legends to be very effective aspects of the data model. The StoryMap provided brief textual introductions, the definition of epidemic and pandemic to allow viewers to understand the difference between the two terms, a bar graph displaying new cases per day, and map legends on slides with maps. I drew from those observations and included textual descriptions, a graph, and legends in my own StoryMap to supplement the ArcGIS maps. Additionally, I found the use of graduated symbols to represent varying numbers of active cases in different locations to be very visually appealing in the Covid-19 maps; they also allowed me to easily determine which country or parts of the world have larger numbers of Covid-19 cases. While experimenting with the drawing styles in my own maps, I ultimately decided that since I have fewer data points and the scope is smaller, the use of color to represent varying numerical amounts was the more effective design choice.