If you’re not bothered to read through my scribbles, here’s a summary of my ideas:
I’ve chosen the subject ‘where have I and when?’ and I have decided to focus on London, this just allows more data to be represented. I want to touch upon the Space and Time of my time in London so I need to find a way of showing the period of time I spent at certain locations as well as accurately displaying them on a map. This bring me to my next point, I will be representing this like a map and so this will require research into cartography and map making to ensure that I can design something that is in scale to London.
I made the decision to scrap showing small things such as corner shops and small restaurants as I want to focus more on how my travels would be represented on map and I am quite lazy. Things such as school, work home, tourist spots, leisure will take up the main chunk of the poster, I will weave in other things that I find interesting, but this will require further research into where I have been (I will be marking this using Google Maps as it has a method of tagging multiple locations.
Some of the design choices include using only greyscale to show the data, I just thought this will be a refreshing way to design my poster as most infographics are deeply saturated. This has also lead me to the idea of using heat maps to show where I have been and the darker the grey, the longer I have spent at that location. I of course want everything to be clear and concise and so I am attempting a minimalistic style for the poster, this is so the information transmits with ease. I am also going to looking into pointillism to show the size of certain ares and the time spent there.
I had the idea of creating the map out of polygons or through tessellation to show everything in a unique way. Another weird idea I had was to show the journey I take between places similar to that of the tube maps, but instead it looks like a web with thicker lines to show how often I take that route.
I will be conducting more researching and sketching a whole lot more throughout this process, these are just some initial idea and what not.