Ken Meyer and myself are working on creating informative and clear images to represent the history of Las Vegas. It has been a challenge for myself to figure out what information should be included and shared with the class. At first glance, it seems like everything in important and influenced some aspect of the city to mold it into what it is today. After more investigation, I began to focus my research on Downtown Las Vegas since that is where our sites are located.
After collecting the research, I made a chronological list with dates of facts that I found to be important to Las Vegas. I also color coded facts based on what they were about such as transportation, land use and important people. This helped to see all the information so that I could start to weed out facts that weren't as important as others.
On Friday, Ken and I talked with Mr. McCown about what we had found up to that point and how we could push it to the next level for our presentation next week. He gave us great feedback about how we could lay out images, maps and text to deliver the whole story in a clear way. By walking through how the city grew and what was happening in the country and around the world at specific points, it allowed us to see the larger picture instead of just focusing on what was happening within the city limits.
Moving forward, Ken and I decided to break up the history into important decades and deliver the information based on those decades. I am looking into the history between 1800 and 1930 as well as from 1970 - 2000. Working on a layout and creating dynamic images is still proving to be a challenge since board layout has never been one of my strong suits. I am hoping that by Friday we have a clear idea of images we have and need to be able to push through the weekend to have a strong presentation on Monday.