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AWDS Technology Handbook

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GOAL:

Create a handbook that explains how to fabricate 3 technologies that assist people with disabilities with issues of water, sanitation, and hygiene.

 

One of the main challenges of this project was taking the complexity and specifications from the engineering team and simplifying them in a way that is easy to understand and nice to look at (in layman's terms – making it look pretty).

The project began with the team's existing documentation of the booklet's materials.

 
 
 

The book began in portrait orientation, but as we moved forward, we established and solidified the content that will be on each page. This included primarily the category of technology, an introductory paragraph, and fabrication steps. Due to these constraints, the booklet quickly changed to landscape.

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Also realized during the first phase of the booklet (the portrait orientation version), was that we had some great pictures, but not all were up to print quality specifications. Because of this, we wanted to utilize the illustrative talent on our team and showcase an illustration of each of the technologies.

 
 

The fabrication steps were crucial in this project as they needed to communicate how to construct these technologies in a very visual and easy to understand way. (Reference items were Lego and Ikea instructions.)

 
 

One of the challenges with this project was that upon completion, the booklet was going to be presented to the non-profit, World Vision, as a proposal. Due to this, there were less explicit constraints, and more expected/anticipated constraints.

 
 

For the typefaces, I chose Rubik as it was a modern versatile font with many weights and it's curved edges added the playfulness that was intended to compliment the simplicity and Ikea/Lego feel of the fabrication steps illustrations.

 

The fabrications steps were broken onto a separate page, as we were unsure how exactly this booklet might be used in the field. The idea behind this was that if these booklets weren't printed on a large scale, and were simply printed by the office copier, the fabrication steps could be separately printed from the introduction paragraph and illustration.

 
 

TOOLS USED:

ADOBE Illustrator, Adobe Indesign

This project was created in collaboration with Yoanna Mast