How Minneapolis Got Over Golf

I created this “scrollytelling” experience for GEOG 572: Graphic Design in Cartography using ArcGIS Story Maps. Scrollytelling is an increasingly popular form of cartographic visual storytelling. The reader experiences the content through linear scrolling, which reinforces the connection between the maps and the broader narrative.

I used this project as a chance to play with size in my graphics. Size is among the most innate and compelling of the visual variables designers have at their disposal. Here, I present spaces familiar to any Minneapolitan: the city’s most popular neighborhoods and beloved lakes. By distorting the context and proportions of these spaces, I force the reader to understand them in a new way.