The Living Waters Museum team is tracing the timeline of Pune’s built water heritage as it transformed over centuries from harvested or collected and stored water (Barava, Taakya, etc.) to flowing water (aqueduct systems) to piped water. We also plan to weave the history of public health infrastructure, medicine and disease in the city with changing access to water and sanitation and explore its implications in the current pandemic situation. This will be developed as visual stories and cartographic representations.
Understanding the process of creating a virtual narrative - from conception to execution. The narrative will employ different methods of visual representation - allowing exploration and understanding of various styles. The interactive river map will also require the understanding and limitations of developing parallax scrolling and
micro-interactions - the advantages and disadvantages of a virtual map over the printed version.
The project is targeted at a mixed audience, especially the residents of the city of Pune. Therefore, working alongside photographers, artists, and developers will be integral to communicating the narrative. In addition, learning and participating in the structure of a design studio, as well as the responsibilities and critical feedback on one’s ideas, is anticipated.
The projects will involve visual and contextual research, an in-depth exploration of the structure of an interactive graphic narrative — on both desktop and mobile platforms while articulating the river map’s vision and purpose by exploring visual styles that represent it best.
Digital Illustration, Graphic Narrative, Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Virtual Museum