Out Of My Hands

Creative Self Direction | Information Graphics

The aim of this project was to design and produce a functional map.

Based on the ten-month treatment of my grandma's bowel cancer operation, this piece documents a personal family affliction. Abstract shapes and captions display the various complications in the treatment and are presented on traditional dot matrix paper with hand written diary notes - replicating the appearance of hospital filing trays.

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Filing rack in representation of hospital in/out trays

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Functional map with additional research material

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Front cover description and patient sticker label

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Start of treatment stage

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Finding out the result...

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Infection and complications

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More complications

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Unfolded dot matrix paper reveals the documentation of the experience

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Feeling weak, losing hope and condition dramatically deteriorates

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Additional research material contributed to designing the map. Featured are appointment letters, cards, diary extracts and greeting cards

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