GRAPHIC DESIGN · DATA VISUALIZATION

A work about data visualization.
A work about self-study.
A work about depression.

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THE DESIGN

In the thesis year of my MFA program at CCA, I was working in the area of biography. I was given a lemon and asked to design anything with the element of lemon. 

RESPONSIBILITY

Data Screening
Translation
Data Visualization
Graphic Design
Crafting

TIME

Mar 2019

DURATION

1 week

When life gives you lemons

"Make lemonade."

Squeeze and throw away."

When life gives me lemons, what will I do?

The first thing that came to my mind was the days when I was suffering from depression.
I was diagnosed with moderate depression and used prescribed antidepressants to treat depression for some time.
Luckily, I didn’t stop my personal ritual of taking a photo every day in those days.
So, I have the opportunity to visualize my personal life from the photos I captured during that period.
In this work, I visualized my sleep time, daily meals, color palettes from everyday photos, and the weather.
For the colors, I used different shades of grey to express my feelings of “lemon days” intentionally.
Because I want to tell people that depression is different from sadness;
I was not upset but had no feelings or mood swings on everything.

I cannot feel dark or bright.
My world was just grey.

IDEATION

GATHER DATA

I tried to look for possibilities of recreating the experience of depression by reviewing the data in that period. These are data that I have records.

DEFINE THE OPPORTUNITIES

Since the data were all daily data, they can be divided by day; each day is a group.

DESIGN

THE PIE CHART

sliced lemon and seeds

slice to see the inner world

THE COLORS

three shades of grey

THE WEATHERS

lemon and seeds

design elements

Thank You for Your Time 🙂