Technology Sectors in America (Mapping Assignment)

For our Information Graphics “Mapping” project, we were required to not just map one set of data, but to include a secondary form of infograph along with the maps. I immediately gravitated towards a field I’m already interested in researching: technology. From there, I thought it would be interesting to see if the so called “tech sectors” of America really are so concentrated in one or two places, or if there are other areas that excel at certain forms of tech production and manufacture.

I gathered over 900 data points from Wikipedia and spent time organizing them by their field and location. Then moved forward with creating both of these infographics, with them planned to be part of a digital article online or in a digital magazine.

Programs used on this project were: Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC.