One of the first projects was to take a place we knew well and design a map around that place.
The map that you will see shows a overall map of campus, with a set of numbers that are the important buildings a design student should familiarize themselves with. Along the side are five boxes on the right and left. These represent the 5 floors of the design building. Within each of the these boxes are representations of the important things located on each of the floors. This was done because unknown to new students is what is located on each floor, and why they should know about these.
At the top of the map is abbreviations of the different colleges within the college of design. Each of the abbreviations are explained within the box located in the upper left corner of the map. I thought this was another important piece to include in my map, because it not always known what colleges are all held within the college of design.
The frustrating part of this project was having to re-due my map because the instructor thought the black and white version was not considered finished, and wanted me to make a version in color. He told me he would dock me the points of being late, but would give me a better score if I did it in color. Lose Lose. More work, or less points.
After I redid the map, I took the large map to copy works, to be scanned. They ended up crunching, ripping and bending my map. Totally ruined all that work. I salvaged what I could to turn into the professor, but I still don't believe the craft turned out as good as it could have, but considering the circumstances, I think it turned out fairly great!