Since the foundation of the Internet, advancements in technology have allowed the current generations of today to spread information at a far greater speed, volume, and distance than ever before. Information is now easily accessible and has become something we are exposed to on a regular basis, often at overwhelming levels. The term information overload has recently been popularized, and represents one becoming so overwhelmed with information that it causes difficulties in understanding and decision-making. Although information can be beneficial, it is when we have more than we can handle that it becomes a problem.
TMI, or “Too Much Information”, is an exploration of this term through a series of informational posters. Each poster uses a combination of graphics, quotes, or statistics to expand on a different aspect and to educate the viewer.
I chose my subject based on the idea that graphic design can be many things—one of those being a tool for communication and education. Through viewing TMI, I wanted observers to gain awareness and learn about an ever-growing problem.