Project two
Develop a 'map' by examining the conditions around you.
 Through observation, documentation, investigation how can you 'measure' your life?
What's a map?
a: a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area
b: a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it
c: a diagram or other visual representation that shows the relative position of the parts of something

a: to make a map of map
b: to delineate as if on a map
c: to make a survey of for or as if for the purpose of making a map
d: to assign (something, such as a set or an element) in a mathematical or exact correspondence
to plan in detail

Massimo Vignelli's Unused Metro Maps

Visualization is a must
Maps also usually have some sort of legend for folx to be able to interpret and read the map.

UV map

Gradient map

How can you diverge
from the 'normal' map?
We can get pretty interesting with how we visually interpret information.

Stefan Sagmeister Happy Show

Beth Leister, the invisible lake called telepathy


Ana Mendieta

How Can Maps Affect us?
Data is powerful. How we collect, analyze, and aggregate that data is extremely important and can influence how we perceive data. Why does this matter? 
Because we act on our individual understanding of data.

Autopsy Map

Crime Scene Maps

make it personal!
What new layers of meaning can you add with legends
and data points?
Photos, Videos, Drawing, etc…Think broadly about what a map can be.
Make a set of rules to govern the circumstances of your map. 

-All the right turns in your bedroom.
-The daily emotional variations of your dad, mom, grandma, partner, cat, etc…
-A catalog of your dream sequences.
-A map your bathroom medicine cabinet.
-A map of cracks in the sidewalk near your house.
-The imprints and residue of your body’s presence in your shelter.

Think of what you want to do. Get outside, try something new, eat all of your fav foods, depict your rituals, challenge yourself. Analyze and use this project to your benefit.
Let's Start with a mind map
(Move on to sketches and ideas from there.)
1. Write your name in the center of your paper. Circle it. This is your 'Central Topic'.

2. Think about your interests, what you love or love to do. Write your ideas down as 'subtopics' connected to your name.

3. Think about things you wish you could be, do, have. Write your ideas down as 'subtopics' connected to your name.

4.  Alright. From here let's push it farther: treat your 'subtopics' as your new central topics. 

5. What do you think of when you think about your subtopics? What words some to mind, what ideas, what visuals?

You're pushing your brain to find new connections and ideas that you wouldn't have arrived at just by thinking of your central subject.
This can be used to help you in generating ideas for all of your work. I use this exercise for almost every graphic design project/freelance I've worked on.
Due Thursday (4/15)
Mind map, Ideas, Sketches. Please upload here.
(Remember to label your photos or files with your first and last name.)