Yes, this is a student project, if you were wondering. However, it's one of my favorite pieces of design I've ever worked on period. The prompt was just to make an infographic of any kind of data.
I made the most extensive list I could at the time of all the music I've ever been obsessed with, from my earliest childhood moments to the time I made this piece.
I constructed a life-long timeline, and plotted singers and groups in their respective spots. The size of the bubbles indicated how big of a fan I was, and they're all color-coded by how embarrassing I find them now.
I added anecdotal information where I could: not only was this presenting information, it was also telling a story.
Some plots were denoted by number only, because these groups or singers had more shallow or shorter impact on me. The hows and whys of each number were explained in a supplemental list.