Candice Gleason

UI Designer

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Fabulous Candisuuu Mapsuuu

Why am I making this map? For fun? A client? a gift? To showcase my favorite places? Etc.

There are a few ideas that I am thinking of using for this project. The first idea is to create a map showing the best places to get certain foods in the city of Seattle. Second idea is to show the different places that I visited in Vancouver that created an impact (be it big or small) on my life. Finally, the third idea is to create a map of the North American west coast showing places to get pearl milk tea in dedication to my special group of friends that I often went to get pearl milk tea with.

Why am I the expert to create this map? 

These are places that I have had first-hand experience visiting, so I know what the feeling is like to visit there and how to best express the location to someone that is unfamiliar with the area in a way that they will want to check out the location themself.

Who is my target audience?

Young people either just about to enter college or somewhere in their late teens to early thirties.

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

Ultimately this depends on which idea I try to take on, but my gut feeling is to take a step towards using colour coding, names, street names, and images to describe the locations.

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

I would want my final project to be printed. If it were to be used in a real life situation, I could see it being posted on a wall in a local cafe, library, or public transportation area. In these areas there would be smaller versions of the same maps-possibly the size of a postcard-that visitors can pick up to use for reference, so I would need to create a map that is still readable when scaled down to size.

“Dear classmates, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....”

Right now I can't really think of anything, but if there is any feedback I could receive based on what I've given above then that will be greatly appreciated. I will try to post sketches of my three ideas later this week. :)

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