2003美加大停电  Blackout 2003

同崔梦茜合作完成/In collaboration with Mengxi Cui
爱普生增强粗面纸;喷墨打印;81 x 51 cm/Epson enhanced matte paper; inkjet print; 32 x 20 inch
2016年秋,芝加哥,伊利诺伊州/Fall 2016, Chicago, IL



该信息可视化作品视觉化了于2003年发生在美国中西部到东北部并一直延续到加拿大安大略省的大规模停电事件。该图表致力于通过数据可视化和版式设计的手段呈现包含事件序列、潜在原因、事件余波等在内的超过200页的分析报告,并建立一个直观、连贯且紧凑的叙事结构。
This infographic is an envisioning information work that visualizes the narrative based on the widespread electricity outage happened from Midwest to Northeast, the United States and Ontario, Canada in 2003. The project aims at using data visualization and typographic strategies to tell the storyline of an over 200-page report containing the whole sequence and consequences, potential reasons, and aftermath, as well as to build a straight-forward, consistent, and coherent narrative architecture.


背景地图/Background Map
我们的设计策略为将所有相关内容标记在大画幅背景地图上。通过此方法观者可以更直观地体验事件关键点与地理位置间的联系。
Our design strategy is to map everything  onto the big background map. In this way, the audience could get a better realistic geographic sense of what was happening during then.



信息乐高/Information LEGO
为了使信息群组看起来更吸引人且更真实,我们尝试了3D插画的方式来表现改项目中的不同功能组。它们的外观被设计成了模块图标状来信息传达,所以它们可以被有效地应用于任何信息可视化的形式,就像乐高积木一样。
In order to make data clusters more appealing and realistic, we experimented 3D illustration components in this project. Since they are implemented on an icon-like way to communicate, they can be effectively and efficiently composed into any data envisioning form—just like LEGO bricks.

发电设施乐高/LEGOs of Electricity Generation
由左至右:发电厂(发电机);变电所/配电所;输电线;配电线;城市
from left to right: Power Plant (Generator); Transmission/Distribution Substation; Transmission Line; Distribution Line; City

事件影响乐高/LEGOs of the Aftermath
由左至右:发电设备;供水系统;公共交通;信息传媒;工业生产
From left to right: Power Generation; Water Supply; Transportation; Communication; Industry





图表/Diagram
我们希望我们的图表设计不仅忠于数据,还拥有多样性。经过大量探索与试验后,根据数据分析和视觉化,如下即我们绘制的一些图表。
We want our diagrams to be not only accurate but also in variety. After tons of exploration and experimentation, based on the data analyzing and visualizing, here is a selection of what we accomplished.



细节/Details






#信息可视化/envisioning information
#信息图表/infographic
#数据视觉化/data visualization
#版式设计/typography
#插画设计/illustration

#海报设计/poster design
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