Cassie Kaiser

User Interface Designer

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Cassie and Tibi Take AZ

  • Why am I making this map? 

    I am making this map for my dad for his 60th birthday. The map is inspired by our recent trip to Arizona. He loves maps and I thought it would be a unique and memorable gift!

  • Why am I the expert to create this map? 

    I spent ten days exploring Arizona with my dad. The places I will highlight in my map pinpoint the places we went on our trip.

  • Who is my target audience? 

    I'm making this map primarily for my dad but would be very pleased if someone was able to refer to it for places to visit during their travels to the state of Arizona. 

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? 

    I would like to print this map but it could turn into an interactive online experience one day! The map will be printed and framed so my parents can hang it in their home. I need to keep in mind the size of the map and the legibility of font sizes. 

  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

    Names and highway names.

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....

    Where is the best place to print a project like this in Toronto, ON Canada?

Below is the first draft of my hand drawn map made from memory. Part of our trip included a road trip so I had to refer to maps quite a bit to navigate! 

Inspiration

This is a Pinterest board I started for inspiration http://pinterest.com/cass747/my-map/

Lotta Nieminen's work http://www.lottanieminen.com/illustration/kela/

Typographic Maps by Paula Scher  http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/10/21/paula-scher-maps/

Historical Maps of Arizona  http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/arizona/

Masako Kubo's work http://www.masakokubo.co.uk/illustration/maps/

Deanna Halsall's work for The Guardian http://deannahalsall.co.uk/work/the_guardian

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