Draft examples of discovery infographics. Images: Design Workshop.
For the past few months the design team has been working hard on the discovery phase of the project. This phase is to investigate, inventory, and analyze relevant systems that will directly influence the planning process and outcome. Also, possibly the most important phase of the design process. How can a project meet its goals or create a baseline if there is no understanding of the current and existing conditions?
To the client, this is the behind the scenes work. We aren’t involved in the hard work that goes into analysis and inventory, but are amazed when the results are presented. In this case, these results are in the shape of infographics that tell us so much about the neighborhood in which we spend so much time.
This information will provide the foundation to create feasible concepts, and will grow into designs during future community and stakeholder meetings.