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411 Ferndale is an interactive infographic that shares information about the parking deck project on W Troy and Allen St, in the City of Ferndale. The project was created by a multidisciplinary group of graduate students within the Citizen Interaction Design program in the School of Information at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
We put our knowledge from the fields of education, information technology, design, architecture and urban planning, to come up with an accessible tool that citizens and city officials can use. This can help ameliorate the lack of communication and information about urban development projects. 

  • This How-To Manual describes the process of creating an interactive infographic. It can be used as a model for upcoming development projects
  • These slides were presented at the CID Expo on April 5th, 2017. We described the objectives and features of the interactive infographic.
  • This report summarizes our project, including the research, community engagement and design process.
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  • Alexandra Ramirez

    Alexandra Ramirez

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Danielle Santos

    Danielle Santos / Co- Designer

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    As a graduate student from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE), I bring several years of community engagement, marketing, and urban education expertise from my days as a former college access professional in Chicago. My research interests lie at the intersection of organizational studies, social entrepreneurship, public policy, and higher education- all of which informed the collaborative design you see here in the Ferndale 411 project. Overall, I have enjoyed learning more about the Ferndale community and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of student leaders, local government officials, and Ferndale citizens to design a truly citizen-centered information tool that will ultimately help the City strengthen its relationship with citizens -and the development of the city itself - for years to come. 
  • Yi-Ann Chen

    Yi-Ann Chen

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


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