Advised by Connie Hwang
There are a series of issues that veterans experience after trading a civilian life for a life of service and sacrifice for their country. Data tells stories, and it was my goal was to understand that story and bring it to visual fruition.
What does the data look like?
Without proper help, veterans fall into a downward spiral of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), lack of income, social support, health care, and homelessnes. It is a stressful and complicated web of problems that is experience and understand. This approach of connecting each issue with thin lines reveal the true complexity of the situation.
Finding the underlying story.
After gathering and organizing all the informatiom, it seemed as if each piece of data was connected to another in multiple ways. Everything was realted to one another, and it seemed as if homeless was the issue that everything leads up to.