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Dublin Visitors


My final project is still in the works, I need advice on Fonts & Colors.  Anyone?

It's not really what I thought I was going to do for the class, but I liked my hand drawn one from the first assignment - and went with it.

I'm sort of embarrassed, but I just used Powerpoint to create it.

    • Why am I making this map? I have a lot of visitors coming over to Dublin this Spring.  A lot of them are here for a long weekend, before heading off somewhere else in Europe. We want to spend our time with them exploring things a little further from Dublin, so if I can create a map for them to explore Dublin on their own during the week - it would be ideal.
    • Why am I the expert to create this map? I'm by no means an expert on Dublin, but I can definitely offer options and suggestions based on what I find the most interesting and the can't miss sights, keeping my audience in mind.
    • Who is my target audience? Friends, family, and also me (for memories and my blog)
    • 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 want it to be printed, and easy to carry, but also look good online, as a downloadable map
    • What level of detail do I need to include? This can vary - I need to put more thought into it.
    • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....My biggest struggle is figuring out how many streets to include in the map - how do I make it easy to read and look cool - but still be practical. 

Here are my sketches. I scanned them, so they are kind of light. 

1. This is actually an iteration of #2 - a lot of my favorite pubs in Dublin are on this street - and I've been wanting to do a pub crawl, so I decided to map it

#2 When we first moved to Dublin, we were blown away by how many times a street name would change - it was impossible to know where people were talking about - this is a road near our place that makes me laugh

#3 Started simple with something I know well - where I grew up

#4 Inspired from a comment my husband made while I was all over the place last night trying to do many things at once.


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