My design class was divided into three teams: Print, App, and Exhibition. I was the team leader of the Exhibition group and worked closely with Robert Blackson, director of Temple Contemporary. We proposed a wall showing different perspectives of those affected: families, children, LGBTQ+, women in domestic abuse cases, as well as border patrol agents. The exhibition also showed photographs and quotes from the Southern Border to portray the whole narrative. The project’s goals were to design a printed packet to disseminate pertinent information, as well as a mobile version, for each of the different personas mentioned previously.
This style guide shows different ways typography and color was used across all three teams. Nya Ridley's style tile was chosen to best represent all print and web content. Our classes needed a layout that would not only be well-designed/pleasing to the eye, but coherent to non-US citizens and domestic viewers. The colors were chosen out of a familiarity to refugees from the Northern Triangle by representing the main colors within their flags.
Although the exhibit had targeted a different audience from the mobile/web team and print team, it was important that their piece of the project was also included into the making of the exhibit. An ipad was provided for the exhibit to display all interactive work the mobile/web team had created in their apps. The print team showcased their design on a special shelf. Overall the exhibit would work together to display the work of all three teams. The visual look into the two other teams provide a behind the scenes aspect of not only separate work but what it is we're creating solutions for. Getting a look into the mobile/web and print teams gave insight into refugee struggles not included in the exhibit itself.