Map My Neighborhood -- Reed Historic District

[Update: Probably won't be able to have the final version by the deadline. But will keep working on it after the class is done. What is most helpful for me is to know what your questions are. Thanks!]

Sketch on possible ways of presentations, the following sketch is combining the 2-d horizontal view of the street (illustration) and photographs of the details; and also experiment on the birds eye view.

The details I will extract out from the houses and make them into badges. The following sketches are first draft what I will take to put in the badge.




Hand Drawn Map: My Saturday Trip Planning.


Since I moved into my neighborhood, I've been walking around. It is an interesting neighborhood in many senses, first it is a historic neighborhood(I need to dig a bit more on its history), and second it's close to downtown, however it forms a contrast of being quiet compared to the other end. What I found most interesting are the buidlings in the neighborhood. They are all different and full of personalities. I walk around my neighborhood everyday and I don't get tired of looking at them and every time I choose a different street for my route, I find some new surprises. I had been thinking about producing some sort of map for this lovely neighborhood, and here is the chance to do that! 

List the questions first and will come back for more updates.


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

I am making this map for fun. Living in this neighborhood walking around very almost everyday. I just want to appreicate the beautiful things around.

Why am I the expert to create this map? 

I am living in this environment everyday. I am the witness.

Who is my target audience? 

People who want to know about this district. People appreicate small beautiful details.

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? (Note type can be smaller on printed maps than when viewed on web)

Right now, I am seeing it as a digital format, so it can be easily viewed and shared online in any format, from any device.

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

I want to extract the bits and parts that I think can represent the key feature of the object whether that is the building or a road embellishment, into illustrations, probably as badges. And then companion with the photograph I took for a fuller and more real view.


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