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
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.
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.
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.
Preparing for my Senior Show, I am preparing guide books, giving a deeper explanation into the signs and symbols I created, why, and what the symptom is. Playing with filler text and layout options I am considering how I want my user to navigate through the booklet.