Sketched: Students Identify trends at Dutch Design Week
Authors: Lutz, Hannah; Cardall, Hannah; Hill, Michaela; Howell, Bryan.
Published & presented at E&PDE Glasgow 2019. Recipient of the E&PDE 2019 Best Paper Award.
Objective: translate a 20-page written paper into a visual paper as defined by the E&PDE 2019 guidelines.
Process: understand & Organize
I started from a written source. I defined what was vital information and what was supporting narrative. As I reduced the information to its most essential form, it built the framework that was necessary for the clarity and potency of the visuals.
I came to understand that the research findings (definitions, labels, numbers, questions and conclusions) needed to be written out explicitly. If I wanted to maintain the relevance and legitimacy of the research, it would have to be communicated in writing. However, supporting narrative that provides context for the data can be effectively symbolized and developed into iconography. Icons serve as an anchor to stored information in the brain about objects, places, people and situations.