Winter 2016
     Design 384, Information Design
     Professor: Karen Cheng
     Duration: 10 weeks

The Task:
Design two infographics that communicate the impacts of climate change to the general public in an interesting and engaging way. The first poster should relate to the carbon cycle, and the second poster be a sub-topic of the first.


The Process
I began the process by researching climate change, and trying to understand the carbon cycle.

I then began sketching different ways to visualize the carbon cycle, the imbalance of carbon in the atmosphere, and how to best organize the information.

I then spent the first few weeks of the quarter creating small infographics to help myself understand my topic, and also to search for a subtopic to delve into for my second poster.

Still experimenting with the content and form for my posters, I began to focus on larger infographics with more information, and narrowed down my topic to the carbon cycle for the first poster, and focus on agriculture in my second.

Finding that the green looked a bit muddy, and that my posters lacked clear organization, I moved towards a more structured grid, and slowly removed the color from most of the graphical elements I used.

Realizing I needed to make even more of an organizational effort, I looked to pair down the information even further, refine the headers of my sub-sections, and make the first poster relate to the second one even more.


The Product
A pair of posters that educate the individual on how their every day choices - specifically those that relate to food - impact climate change. Poster number one explains where emissions come from, the role that agriculture plays, and what individuals and groups of people do to contribute to the imbalance of carbon. Poster number two focuses on individual food choices, and simple change that can be made to benefit the planet.

PDF's of the full size posters can be downloaded here:
Poster 1
Poster 2