Silver Linings: Connecting During COVID
Forsberg, Malin Birgitta Marie
For our senior shows, the graphic design class of 2020 was assigned the overall theme of data visualization. From this starting point, we branched out and chose topics of interest within the theme. Based on our topics of interest we were sorted into groups of 4 students. The topic that I chose to focus on with my group was connection and shared experience. The original outcome of the project was intended to be an installation in the gallery of the Main Campus Student Center. However, this outcome had to be modified due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the circumstances surrounding the Spring 2020 semester. The project now takes the form of a digital portfolio site that showcases our research, graphics, and findings associated with the project. Because of these circumstances we also chose to modify the topic and scope of the project. While the topic remains connection and shared experiences, the focus of the project became connection and shared experiences in the COVID-19 era with a specific focus on the events of March and April of 2020. The purpose of focusing on this topic was to collect and share instances of positivity that have occurred during this time that has been extremely difficult for many people. The goal of the final portfolio website was to share data and highlight stories and experiences that create hope.
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