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As presented in the exhibition, this Wheel Diagram, and the others in the series, were displayed on 36"x36" sheets of acrylic, mounted and hung from the wall. To effectively emphasize the three elements of the diagram, each were vinyl printed, displayed on a separate acrylic sheet and stacked to visualize the layered structure of each Wheel Diagram.

Exhibition images of the Ingredient Wheel Diagram.

Wheel Diagram  start position and recipe instructions as presented on an acrylic sheet.

Wheel Diagram start position and recipe instructions as presented on an acrylic sheet.

Detail of the butter image and measuring cup graphics.

Detail of the butter image and measuring cup graphics.

Detail of the measuring cup graphics.

Detail of the measuring cup graphics.

Detail of the measuring cup graphics and shadows.

Detail of the measuring cup graphics and shadows.

Wheel Diagram  as presented in the exhibition and the three acrylic layers. 

Wheel Diagram as presented in the exhibition and the three acrylic layers. 

Cookie image, measuring spoon, and measuring cup graphics.

Cookie image, measuring spoon, and measuring cup graphics.

Shadows created by the graphics and acrylic layers. 

Shadows created by the graphics and acrylic layers. 

MFA Thesis Project
Wheel Diagram - (Series: 4 of 4)

Information Graphics, Exhibition Design, Illustration, Typography

This Wheel Diagram, in addition to the other three in the series, represents novel approaches to visualizing the text-based chocolate chip cookie recipe. 

This Ingredient Wheel Diagram, shown below, visualizes the three main elements of the chocolate chip cookie recipe, the ingredients and measurements, instructions and lastly, an image of the cookie. The ingredients are visualized through photography and ingredient quantities are identified through a system of graphic elements. The instructions are interspersed within the circular diagram at appropriate intervals to guide the user. Similar to the other Wheel Diagrams in the series, this diagram is read in an clock-wise orientation, guides the user through all the cookie baking steps, includes a cookie image in the center and transforms the text-based recipe into a cohesive visual solution.