Maine Offshore Wind Plan Infographic
February 1, 2012 by Lyndsy
Client: Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine (in-house)—DeepCwind Consortium project.
The DeepCwind Consortium’s plans for deepwater offshore wind technology were numerous, complex, and long-term. To communicate the scope of the research and its intended effects, we generated an infographic showing distinct phases of building a new industry: the research, development, commercialization, and job growth. Alongside the details, we showed in approximate scale what the technology would look like. A proprietary version included dollar investment estimates. Over the course of two years the graphic was adapted according to research, funding, and government changes.
Role: Sole designer.
Tools and Format: Adobe Illustrator. Various for print and digital, ranging from PowerPoint dimensions to newspaper and magazine to wide banner (nearly 11 ft wide).
The first incarnation of the timeline showed five distinct phases of research and development.
After two years of changes to the R&D plan—and accordingly to the infographic—the timeline eventually outgrew the original design.
With overlapping phase activity, a redesign would have helped clarify the information and made the graphic easier to adapt between smaller and larger formats. It was never approved due to time constraints.
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