In this 3-rd year visual communication project, students were asked to find an interesting, unique story within the broader topic of disaster preparedness, while demonstrating the use of tension, and addressing the needs and characteristics of an assigned audience.

The starting point for this project, in terms of content, was provided by Dr. Katherine Boggs and her GEOL 2105 class: disaster preparedness, earth-observation stations from the Bouford Sea to the US border, and EarthScope science.

Audiences (one per person): 

  1. High school to under-graduate
  2. Experts
  3. K to 9
  4. Policy makers

Goal: Science literacy for outreach and education.

Content: 

    • A variety of information graphics to communicate real data;
    • A cohesive, well structured, information and visually-rich design;
    • Focus on clear communication, cohesive design, strong typography, and graphical content;
    • Communicates the multidimensionality of a topic;
    • Challenges assumptions; and
    • Tells a compelling, significant story.
  View the video:
Tsunami by Johnine Balisi

Video the video:
The Big One by Eman Elkadri
Lessons from Japan:
Emma James

Credits

Course: COMM 3610 Visual Communication for Information Designers I, Fall 2017

Taught by: Milena Radzikowska in collaboration with Dr. Katherine Boggs and GEOL 2105.

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