Exhibition Opening

Exhibition opening of Close Encounters: http://stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/individual/msvisible

My work includes my #MSvisible icon set, guide books and cards to explain visually and with quotes from people living with MS what MS is like to live with.

To see more, visit: www.msvisible.com



Exhibit Layout

Getting ready to exhibit my work, I must plan out how this campaign can best be experienced within the walls of a gallery space.

To best explain the icons, I have created a guide book where the symbols are juxtaposed to personal explanations about what living with MS is really like. To compliment the book, I have also created business sized cards that include the entire icon set and a quote that mimics the design of the guide book. These cards are a take-away so that my users can remember the campaign, and if interested pursue more information through my website.


Giveaway Cards

When designing how my audience will interact with my work in the gallery setting, I want to have a giveaway. I am hoping that if their interest continues, I can direct them to my campaign site. As my designs are continuing to develop, I plan on having an icon paired with a quote that describes what the symptom feels like to live with. Juxtaposed with the full set of icons on the reverse side to provide context for the front side.

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Exhibit Guide Book

Including a guide book with my icons for the final show will allow my users to get a deeper insight at what life with MS is like. Presenting an inside look at quotes of people with MS describing their symptoms will allow my audience to reach a new level of empathy with the MS community. Working with quotes that I have collected paired with my icons, I am playing around with possible directions and layouts for my guide book.


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Cognitive Dysfunction

Continuing to refine and make final alterations to my emoji set, I have been working on the cognitive dysfunction logo. I have had trouble having the icon read as I intend while still being able to exist in a variety of scales (specifically the miniature phone emoji size).

Working off of my conversations with people who have MS as inspiration, I used their descriptions of symptoms and turned them into visual symbols.

Exhibit Give Aways

Thinking about how I want my users to interact with my exhibit in the senior show and the #MSvisible campaign, I was drawn to giving away something that my users could hold on to and keep to engage with interest in my project.

Thinking about how I could make something informative, fun, and relatively inexpensive to engage with a wide audience range, I was drawn to stickers and business cards.

Below are some designs that I began drafting. Considering what needs to be included on the card/sticker, how to I draw initial interest, and how to push my user to further engage my contributing to the campaign and visiting the #msvisible site.