Data Snapshot Postcard

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Concept

I chose to create a postcard for my mother.

My mother lives in Hawaii, so I chose to use weather data from Brooklyn (where I live) and where she lives.

My goal was communicate the relationship between our daily experiences of weather and climate, with a focus on communicating my experience to her.

I began by sketching a few ideas of how I might layout time,

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I ended up choosing to use a calendar view. I enjoyed being able to use each box as a facet space for a slope, relating the temperature in Hawaii vs the temperature in Brooklyn.

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I then penciled in the the design, inked it, and erased the pencil.

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I also made a legend on the back of the postcard.

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