SPRING 2019 // DIGITAL LAYOUT DESIGN
[Brief] Choose a pivotal moment in history and develop a non-linear infographic
that highlights cause and effect relationships within four weeks.
Made with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
[Challenges] Research: For this project I believe I spent more time finding facts
than I did designing. From start to finish, the creation of the Underground spanned across 100 years. In order to make the history of the system digestible, I divided
the information into five sections. Text Size: At 21ft x 7ft this assignment has been
my biggest physical project to date. My initial drafts featured type that was triple
the point size necessary. Viewing my document in its Actual Size and printing out sections of the document was beneficial. Layout Decisions: We were tasked to design a non linear layout that would allow the reader to choose their way of navigating without getting confused. I used the transit lines of the Underground
to create dynamic guiding paths. Readability: The viewer is first encounters the
title of the infographic. The viewer can experience the infographic by starting at
any one of the five sections. The circles along the transit lines indicate call out
boxes. Above each call out box is a topic (highlighted in red). Text is displayed
in 1-2 sentence segments instead of paragraphs of copy. Bolded, enlarged, and
red words add another level of hierarchy.
NATACHA BOMPARTE 2019