C/O 2014 Infographics

Date
Fall 2012

    Poster (above) is 36"x48" and the Process Book (below) is 8"x8".
    This is an infographics poster of the New Graduate Students in School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. I started collecting personal stories from my classmates. I didn’t want to force the conversation because it had to happen naturally. A lot of time the conversation started out as a 1:1 conversation and then depending on proximity or interest, more people later dove in. I quickly noticed a pattern. The usual people would always talk together physically and virtually. I needed a system that showed the frequency of the conversation.

    But how do I collect the frequency of my classmates’ interactions without having a camera constantly following them? So, I decided to mark my frequency of interaction with each classmate in a linear graph. Starting from when the project was given, 9.19.2012 until 10.5.2012 when the first soft crit was scheduled, I began to document whether I was having a physical conversation, virtual conversation or both.

    With the alphabetically organized names, I designated a number per person. The numbered names are indicated in the poster vertically so that the viewer still makes the connection that, for example, no.5 actually represents a boy named Nicolas.