Two key goals informed the creation of the Catalogue: 1) to present the methods, findings, and implications of 41 diverse research efforts in a direct and engaging manner, and 2) to create engaging graphic and information design that celebrates not only research findings, but the power of graphic design itself. Each project needed to maintain a consistent narrative structure to allow for coherence and easy navigation throughout. The Catalogue represents the second in a series, but is the first to be made available for public sale.
A team of 25 graphic designers collaborated to design the Catalogue and achieve a high level of design variety within a format that expresses the methods and findings of each research project. Creating engaging visuals and information graphics was a consistent focus, along with the clear presentation of research insights to appeal to a broad audience interested in design research and innovation as they relate to the built environment.
The Catalogue celebrates the work of 41 research teams investigating topics at the intersection of design, business, and the human experience. Multiple modes of navigation—a primary and secondary table of contents, as well as a comprehensive index—provide an easy entry into the book for both broad reading and for those in search of specific topics. The outcome is a book that celebrates both design research and of the power of graphic design to communicate complex ideas in ways that are both understandable and enjoyable.