David Amdie

David Amdie

Washington, DC, US


Framing the Diagram (Action to Action)

The ability to understand visual ideas is important, but it is only through transference that those ideas have value. Through diagramming, we distort time itself. By condensing what could take eons to explain down to a glance, we deliver a more holistic understanding of the topic at hand. Diagrams, like language, are tools that convey a distilled understanding of complex phenomena. The art of storytelling is significant because it, too, distills human experience to its primary elements, embodying these qualities in characters, and capturing the essence of who we are or what we can become. This thesis exploits both the narrative and the diagram’s capacity to distill, utilizing the conventions of the graphic novel as a generative design tool.

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Location: Providence, RI, US