09 April 2008
INFOGRAPHIC: FIRST DRAFT DIGITIZED
My infographic as of today...
The large text boxes aren't working... so maybe just keep the portion "UNITED STATES, 1927" within the map, kind of how they are now, and pull out the subtext to the sides of the map, so they curve around the edge of the globe, connected to each corresponding icon with a line or cross stitch dotted element or something.
The floral pattern I have in the background is too contained and bland right now, it's losing the 'real' quality when it was brought into the digital realm. To start, helping it by getting rid of all my vectored line work would make it feel incredibly less 'digitized'.
Instead of vectored outlines, I'm thinking of doing a cross stitch pattern by hand, and scanning it in to apply it to my infographic, including all of the doors and window elements I had in my paper prototype. I'm thinking that would soften up all those hard lines I had with the vectors, and make it feel ultimately grandma.
Then I think I need to add more contrast somehow to my icons, since they are being lost in my map at the moment. Either bring in some white into the icons somehow, or or allow the map portion to become a new and different color palette, like blue, to add a differentiation against my icons.
I'm also thinking about adding in more collage elements into each room, like furniture, rugs, etc, and bringing in pattern into the "yard" areas of the map. I really need to be working more by hand at this moment, and allow myself to have fun and experiment, so I arrive at something more comprehensive.
Posted by Laura Berglund