Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

Global Warming Cookbook
Hyerin Kim

The effects of global warming are culminating in our planet, and scientists are coming up with more evidence to back up their argument, but the world is still the same. Why is it that all these data are not enough to change the way we live? Taking the words from Communicating Science by the European Commission, “The same data that for scientists are another piece to add to a well-known picture of knowledge (and emotions), for the public are only an isolated fragment of information, with almost no meaning.” This is where designers can intervene. Global warming needs to be communicated in a manner that is more accessible to our daily life. Up until now, global warming effectively presented itself in the form of periodicals and research papers for the science community. But in order to reach a wider audience, people need to understand the issue in their context and everyday language. A user-centric approach to communicating scientific data can allow designers to reshape the way they present information, so that they can serve as a bridge between the sciences and the public. With this in mind, I created a cookbook that brings up global warming issues in the user’s (an avid cook’s) point of interest. By recreating the context for the public and by making sense of scientific data with narrative and aesthetic tools– this cookbook can provide an opportunity to foster a personal relationship between the people and global warming through a converging point of interest.

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Erinn Springer

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng