Around Savannah

—Information Design.

THE IDEA

Intrigued by the concept of visually representing a person's experience of being in a space that moves through space, I drove around a 283-year-old city in an 18-year-old BMW for three days—and documented every turn.



This mass-generated content was then organized into a unique poster and 300-page publication over the course of ten weeks. Created for Information Design at SCAD. Feature AIGA Member Portfolios

SCOPE

24" x 40" poster
1.5" x 1.5" publication

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MASS DATA COLLECTION

Data was collected every time I drove somewhere for three days, including street names, right and left turns, emotions I experienced while driving, and the unique quirks of my car.



This information was then categorized into three main components of the experience: driver (emotions), car (mechanics and quirks), and location (Savannah, Georgia).

POSTER SOLUTION

Around Savannah aims to visually record my personal experience as a Savannah driver. 

After exploring various organization systems, information was blocked into three sections of the poster—driver (left), location (center), and car (bottom)—and connected using a system of circles and lines to illustrate the relationships between all three. 

Large circles represent locations visited, while small circles represent the turns taken to get there. Curved lines connect my emotions to specific turns, and turns are connected to street names listed below. Lastly, the poster's texture was created by my car's tire.

PUBLICATION SOLUTION

A 300-page publication invites readers into my experience by allowing them to "drive" the book. 

While the poster visually represents my experience as a Savannah driver, this 300-page publication invites readers into my experience by allowing them to “drive” the book. As they turn and unfold each page, the city unfolds as well.

Each page represents one block of Savannah—conveniently nicknamed the city of squares—and includes directions for the reader to follow. Each page is colored according to a palette that represents my recorded emotions.

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SELECT PROCESS

Below is a selection of process work that ultimately informed the final poster solution, which was created over the course of five weeks.



The following process shots include a small sample of initial ideation sketches for the poster structure, data organization studies, and color studies.

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