Design research was the essential component of this project, which was created in GD201 - Graphic Design Context & Experience. As the first step, a literature review was performed for the topic of the design, which in my case was highway interchange design.
Research was then integrated into a visual "concept map." A concept map appears like a mind map, but is distinct in that it links nouns using verbs. 
The concept map was then translated into a visual language in order to more expressively convey the content of the research.
Finally, the researched information included in the concept map was integrated into a 5-panel exhibition design. This design was to include a visual timeline of the topic.