Thursday, August 21, 2008

Texas Tobacco Summit

A recent mind map/graphic recording I did with UT Austin at their annual Texas Tobacco Summit. UT, in partnership with the Texas Department of Human Services and the federal government, is in the midst of a major initiative to prevent and curb smoking among various populations. I graphically recorded the presentation content of 6 coalitions in Texas and the participants loved it. It was a good way to display content outside of their PowerPoint presentations, and they hung this poster in the hallway for the duration of the conference so the messages were received, reinforced and discussed.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Leverage Plan Template

Just completed a template for Dell and Interaction Design, Inc. A fairly simple project, the template is 22"W x 17"H and will be printed for participant use during a Dell training session. The facilitators of the training were looking for a "wow" factor, a useful piece that was colorful, larger than standard training materials, and designed to capture content. We brainstormed some concepts and came up with this. The gear is supposed to invoke the leveraging of current Dell global initiatives.

Friday, August 1, 2008

VOIS Infographic

Whoa! I finally finished a project that was among the most complicated I've done. VOIS, which is a social networking and global commerce website (the first of its kind) saw me doing a graphic recording at SXSW and asked me to partner with them on an infographic. The challenge for this project was not only in the concept design and layout, but also in the distillation of what information needed to be displayed. VOIS is a start-up company and the guys involved are visionaries, but it was a task to have them illuminate the knowledge in their heads. I worked with them over weeks to get the right content - guiding them through BrightSpot's consulting processes - until we had what we felt was appropriate content. The is a presentation piece for venture capitalists or angel investors, to show them how VOIS works and what makes it different from other social networking or global commerce sites. I know it's busy, but when printed at the design size (tabloid), it looks good. The VOIS guys had a LOT of content they wanted on there, so the other challenge was using good design techniques to make the best of the real estate available. I really enjoyed this project and we plan to move toward an animation piece in the future.