Information Design

Motion Design

Illustration—

Homelessness Infographics

Brief

After selecting a sub-topic within "Homelessness", research the topic by conducting and documenting interviews, collecting literary and statistical data, visual brainstorming, and audience input. From the research, develop a dashboard, poster, and motion asset that effectively communicates the information to the target audience.

Research

Our research group settled on the sub-topic of Youth Homelessness. Within our group, we split up the research roles and put together a presentation of our findings— for my role, I conducted an interview and researched housing availability and affordability, age/ethnicity demographics within the homeless population, and income/wealth disparity within King County.

My audience is aged 16 – 35 and not aware of the extent of the homelessness issue, but are receptive to messaging about the topic.

Process – Dashboard

I began working on the dashboard with layout sketches, and after deciding on a clear hierarchy, began visualizing the data sets. 

Dashboard Process

Final – Dashboard

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Process – Poster

The tricky thing about a poster with so much information is providing a clear path for the eye. Laying out the data in an effective way without the allowance of segmented planes (as with the dashboard and motion graphic) was a hurdle to get over. 

 

Poster Sketches
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After settling on a layout, I revised the information graphics and added some illustration.

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Final – Poster

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Process – Motion Graphic

For the motion graphic, I started making storyboard iterations— In basing the narrative around the poster, I used the same visual elements to retain the visual language through and through. I converted the vectors into shapes in After Effects, and guided the viewer through the data. 

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Final – Motion Graphic


© Jake Gombis 2018