Jingwei Yang
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Aug 14th, In the Dark - Information Graphic


Project Overview

On August 14, 2003, hundreds of cities across the midwest and northeast went dark as the United States experienced the worst blackout in its history. In this project, our team was tasked to piece together what had happened and discover the causes of the incident, it is a design that can be read, understand in different level.


Involved Parties

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Electricity Explanation

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Blackout Progression

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Project statement

Our goal was to provide two solutions for different viewers. One is for those who has little to no knowledge of the event and want to scheme through and get the general idea. Second is for those who are interested in the micro-level details.

There are many details to fully support the macro aspect of the events which includes real and reactive power, how the electricity works, what parts are involved, etc.

This project is collaborated with Riesling Dong and Marina Porta.