Code for Detroit wants to get more people using the texting app to find out when buses are coming. I helped design this handy series of steps to communicate how it works and hopefully convey how it can help while waiting for the next bus.
Neighborhoods are such a hot topic in Detroit, especially as the newly elected Mayor ran on a platform that there is a “future for all neighborhoods.” As with neighborhoods everywhere, governments cannot control them nor are they static over time. Sometimes, the age old, “he who has the gold makes the rules” comes into play more than some would like.
Another design job at work. This program is run out of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center at Wayne State University in Detroit and focuses on individualized fitness coaching to improve immune function and help manage stress.
My original doodles strayed away from common body image focused logos for gyms and fitness programs. I eventually landed on a tiered letter “E” that signified a series of steps to me. A major goal of the program is to use anything around and be able to continue regular workouts without a personal trainer.
Worries about readability led to more recognizable letters and the hexagon was changed to look more like the stretchy exercise bands and the flexibility focus of the program.
Grand Boulevard with Detroit Geographic and Expedition Institute Streets
I was tired of looking at maps of Detroit where the freeways made a mess of everything. Inspired by the main streets used by the Detroit Geographic and Expedition Institute, I made a new version. (Thanks to @MattH for the push)
In this version I highlighted Grand Boulevard and submitted it for a more accurate map on Wikipedia.
Whole Foods Community Outreach & Median Income in Detroit
I had to crawl the internet to pull together a list of events that occurred between Aug 2012 through Aug 2013. I found events on the Whole Foods website, Whole Foods facebook page, and from groups that hosted Whole Foods workshops or tables.
It’s clear that there is a large cluster around the store location as a majority of the events happened at their main location. It is then fairly clear to see that Whole Foods outreach was focused in Detroit’s higher income census tracts (Downtown and Far Westside) once the Midtown cluster of events is removed.