Project: The Truth About Gangs in the Garden State: 2010 New Jersey State Police Gang Survey Publication
Client: New Jersey State Police
Designers: Chris Ell, Matthew Goebner, Madeline LeSage, Jessica Lutcza, Tracey McCaffrey
Data Visualization: Issues in Information Design course, Joel Katz, Professor;
Designers: Chris Bazata, Megan Bradley, Laura Farnen, Horatio Gonzalez, Kelly Tenan, Andrew Wozniak

The 2010 New Jersey State Police Gang Survey project, “The Truth About Gangs in the Garden State” was a team-based interdisciplinary project with five students from three different majors working together (Digital/Interactive Design, Graphic Design Communication and Professional Communication). The end result was original writing detailing the narrative story about gang activity in New Jersey, culminating in the design and production of a 64-page + cover full-color publication and accompanying website. Further collaboration included working with students from the Issues in Information Design course on data visualization for charts, diagrams and maps.

Award: Award of Excellence, 2012 UCDA Annual Design Competition
Award: 2013 Philadelphia Design Awards, AIGA Philadelphia
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