The Credit Crisis Visualized

Please take 11 minutes out of your day to appreciate [part of] Jonathan Jarvis‘s Master’s thesis, “The Crisis of Credit Visualized.” Jarvis is a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. May his grad school debt vanish with great haste.

The context:

The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. This project was completed as part of my thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. For more on my broader thesis work exploring the use of new media to make sense of a increasingly complex world, visit my website here.

Visualization was also a part of my Master’s thesis, though only in theory.

14 Replies to “The Credit Crisis Visualized”

  1. Wow, this sure is impressive from a graphic design standpoint. Graphic designers should stick with graphic design and leave the economics to the adults.

  2. As someone who has worked in real estate private equity for the past 4 years and is very familiar with the credit markets I must say that this presentation is the most concise and easy to understand depitction that I have seen. It should be mandatory that everyone see it.

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