The Glass Castle
This project aimed to explore mapping the physical/non-physical forms of information and events from a book's literary narrative, then create an information visualization that portrays the narrative directly. This visualization is about the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It is a memoir of Jeannette's life growing up and her upbringing in a poverty-stricken and dysfunctional family.
The author's father told her, "If you don't want to sink, you better learn how to swim". It was this quote that inspired the theme of the visualizations. The first visual is a horizontal timeline of events from Jeannette's life. Each event has been plotted on a graph that represents the highs and lows of her life. The illustration of the woman shows her sinking, swimming, and floating on the surface, which further emphasizes the struggles she went through.
The Canadian City Guide Series
Canada is a large country with a diverse and rich culture. Each city offers something different; whether it be kayaking on the great lakes or exploring the vibrant nightlife, there is something for everyone. However, the smaller towns often get overlooked when people are looking to travel as there are more resources when researching for the larger cities. The Canadian City Guide Series: An Insider's Guide to the City is a concept for travel book series to boost tourism and engagement in cities across Canada. Through in-depth reporting, intelligent analysis, quality yet casual writing, the Canadian City Guide Series provides readers with an insider's guide to any city in Canada.