More About This Project

The intent of this project was to better understand the city of Copenhagen through extensive research and then present that information through an array of digital projects onto my subdomain. I chose to focus on the cultural and environmentally sustainable aspects of Copenhagen and sometimes by extension Denmark. Design-wise I tried to keep the website very clean, minimalistic, and modern, which emulates modern danish design aesthetic and even arguable that of 1960s Denmark. At the top right hand menu, I have listed the important pages so that it is easy to access the Lit Review and Media Review posts, that are necessary for my class.

Aesthetically, I chose a design layout that included a slider in order to add visual interest to my articles and direct viewers towards my featured articles. Along with viewing the posts by Lit Review or Media Review category, I also includes my other posts below the slider with featured pictures in order to give viewers a choice of how they wanted to access the content, be it by category or by picture and excerpt.

Source-wise I use a variety of sources including a book from 1939, a scientific article, my own experience studying abroad there, and a survey I sent out via Facebook to better understand the city and how it is viewed. I then took this information and developed different creative ways to display it on my website. I used Canva to create an info-graphic about biking in Copenhagen, Worditout to create a word cloud showing peoples’ word association with the city, Stereogranimator to make a 1939 and 2017 photo move like an old 3D affect, and PowerPoint to manually piece together a photo of Copenhagen from 1939 and one from when my mom visited me in 2017. I’m still developing the site and have a lot more ideas on how to present more of my research and more digital tools to make things exciting to view but I hope you enjoy viewing my progress thus far.

Photos: © Marion Punches modified images using photocollage.com; with original modern images © Carrie Punches and 1939 image from Manniche, Peter. Denmark a Social Laboratory. G. E. C GAD Publisher and Oxford UP., 1939.

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