Data Net  as shown in my exhibition.

Data Net as shown in my exhibition.

 Detail of  Data Net .

Detail of Data Net.

  Data Net  - Panel 1 

Data Net - Panel 1 

  Data Net  - Panel 2 

Data Net - Panel 2 

  Data Net  - Panel 3

Data Net - Panel 3

 Detail of mixing the wet and dry ingredient section.

Detail of mixing the wet and dry ingredient section.

 Detail of adding the chocolate chips.

Detail of adding the chocolate chips.

 Detail of the raw and baked cookies.

Detail of the raw and baked cookies.

MFA Thesis Project

Information Graphics, Exhibition Design, Photography, Illustration, Typography

This project, Data Net charts my personal experience in baking chocolate chip cookies through the use of a graphic model that is open and extensible, thus aiming to capture time and emotion through expressive line, type and photography. 

In this information graphic model, expressive line was used as a design element to both visually connect and weave a range of content and graphic elements together. The line itself connected bits of text expressing my thoughts, frustrations, ideas and emotions. The line’s dips, swirls and visual path through the model conveyed the energy I exerted, my attempts at concentration, and a sense of playfulness while I progressed through the baking steps. It also served as a continual thread, by beginning and then extending through the length of the diagram, encouraging the viewer through the information graphic by providing a visual lead. Text was used first to integrate the data set, the chocolate chip cookie recipe, and second, to narrate my experience. Original photography was used throughout the project to visualize the ingredients, the physical process of baking and the sense of organized chaos that accompanies my chocolate chip cookie baking sessions.

In diagramming qualitative data, my personal experience of baking chocolate chip cookies, I attempted to further push the boundaries of information graphics. I did so by selecting an existing information graphic model and expanding upon its functionality.

18'x4' printed vinyl
original photography