Lately, I’ve been noticing several themes that make me interested in entering graphic journalism / visualization.
- I draw a lot with my sketchbook. When I am trying to do group projects and attempting to communicate an idea, I always try to draw it out (albeit not the best)
- I am very interested in how people take in information, and how memorable the experience is in influencing decision making (i.e. visualization/art as a form of civic engagement).
- I do not like how urban planners try to reduce their recommnedations of a project to large, dense text or jargon that most people cannot connect to
- I like how the China Dream is attempting to work with large advertising agencies such as Oglivy or Saatachi-Saatachi to develop a visual vocabulary of sustainabilty that can appeal to a variety of consumers in China, while contrasting itself from the American Dream of consumption.
A big theme is that there are interests, but not necessarily forms of actions.
I’m going to start doing some prototypes and experiments of visualizations and see how they go.