Information Pamphlet & App: Mosquitos in Canada
The printed pamphlet and interactive app for iPad introduced the animals that kill the greatest number of humans: Mosquito. The two information piece will lead public be more aware of
Oct 17 - Nov 28, 2017 (1 month)
The problem start from an article called 'Mosquito War' by Bill Gates. Normally we judge the animals by animal’s appearance and characteristics to define the dangerousness of animals. However the result might be very different from what we saw and judged. According to the World Health Organization, about 725,000 people are killed every year by mosquito-borne diseases. Malaria alone affects 200 million, of which an estimated 600,000 die. Mosquitoes also carry dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis.
The most well known disease carried by mosquitos are Malaria, Dengue and Severe dengue. I am targeting civilians who love outdoor activities and natural zealots, also people who have no knowledges on prevention animal disease and dangerousness of animal.
I chose disease prevention and control as my subtopic, I would provide pop science and simplistic reductionist explanations and methods of avoid mosquito and other animals to the public, as well as the symptoms of the disease. In this case, informational pamphlet and digital publication are the easiest and most useful ways of publicizing it.
The Animals That Kill Most Humans > Mosquito > facts about mosquito> disease > evidence(support reports, charts) > prevention > mosquito control
- The Animals That Kill Most Humans
- mosquito seasons
- when and where are mosquito most active
- Diseases carried
- Diseases in detail and data report
- Mosquito population map
- Mosquito control
22 x 36 inches (unfolded)
8 x 11 inches (folded)
I chose green, orange and purple as main colour. Each colour is representing one types of mosquito listed as disease carrier. Orange represent Anopheles mosquito, green is culex mosquito, and purple is Aedes mosquito.
The pamphlet is more focused on the information placement and data visualization, the purpose is to let people understand the content by a single folded paper with text and graph. I drew lots of illustrations of plants and mosquitoes, the poster:'Mosquitos in Canada' is a summarization of mosquito population in Canada. I used geomaps to present mosquito population in three different colours, I researched all the data from: 'Wood, D. M. The insects and arachnids of Canada: part 6' and summarized into graphs.
I chose pink blue and purple as main colours. The colours are much more brighter than pamphlet, because the mosquito illustrations are really realistic, bright colours can lower the hierarchy and seriousness of overall looking
Comparing to pamphlet, an app can do more interactions by adding functional features, therefore I decided to do an insect science scholar sharing app based on my topic: ‘the deadliest animal: the mosquito.’ When designing wireframes, I was more focused on the orientation and organization of informations. The App has two main features: ‘mosquito wiki’ and ‘scholar sharing.' ‘Mosquito wiki’ provide every detail information of the mosquito family; ’scholar sharing’ is a public sharing system and forum, users can ask questions and upload publish articles though platform, also users can comment, share, and recommend articles.