4.09.2010

Final Statment

This project has been a journey. Starting from the initial story title concepts, all the way to these magazine layouts. Creating info-graphs is tricky business, and integrating icons is even trickier. I would imagine that when creating info-graphs the designer would create icons and such to cater to the information? Regardless, I feel like the approach that was taken in our class was more beneficial. Creating a graphic around icons that already had a story, or plot, attached to them made it easier to find research that supported the theme.

Initial research was the first step in formulating a baseline for our information graphics to sit on. The more research found, the greater the amount of variables available for manipulation.

Initial paper prototypes consisted of rough ideas, mainly in order to formulate ideas quickly. This paper prototype shows my initial thoughts on what information would go into my time base info-graph.

After this initial prototype, the next step was to refine the prototype into a more clear and ordered path, represented below.

This part of the process was rather joyful, because there are limitless directions in which the info-graph can go from this point. Entering the digital realm and creating an info graph.

 First Digital Attempt


Final Digital

Over all I am rather pleased with the way my graphs in general came together. There are still small details that need to be taken into consideration in order to achieve a higher level of info-graph. Something which can make the system as a whole work better together, as well as separately.

1 comment:

jamie said...

"I would imagine that when creating info-graphs the designer would create icons and such to cater to the information?"

Yes, ideally. The content comes first and then the designer develops a set of icons apropos to the content and in conjunction with developing the infograph.