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DIZZIA, Gregory M. -PDF- by dizzia DIZZIA, Gregory M. -PDF- by dizzia

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This is quite possibly the hardest thing I have ever done.
It was extremely emotional to gather all of this information , and then assemble it. But I believe it has given me a better understanding of how I've gotten to where I am now.

This is the documentation of every intimate relationship I have ever had. The data spans 23 years.

This is my first shot at information design.

Total hours : round 80ish

Please take the time to download and view this, you may find it quite interesting.

The original is 32x24, so please zoom around the PDF to get the full effect.

As a note: I had considered removing the names before posting this, but decided it would not be proper of me to do so.

Notify me upon any use of this work.

Produced and designed with the help of my classmates and professor Phil Zelnar at Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL
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luckybucketz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Such an impressive one..You did it perfectly..
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Very impressive work. Got to share this
IkenaIkena Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I think what's impressive is how you're able to remember them all and the time. Then again, maybe if I try it myself, it's not that hard.
LimeGeen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is absolutely brilliant! I feel like such a stalker bc I know pretty much your whole life now, lol. This is so interesting, I found myself really deep into it. What ever happened to Reem?
dizzia Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the compliments! That was kinda the purpose of the piece btw, the transparency of relationships... Kinda letting other people in to your personal space without letting them too far in. So Reem? I'll never tell :P
LimeGeen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh, no! I'm legitimately upset about this! :( It's like reading a really good book and then you realize that 5 pages are missing out of it. Bc according to the graph, she was one of the ones you liked the best... Grrr. :P
DistinctGore Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love it how the majority of relationships involve drunkenness. So good.
attnwhore Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I love this. Spent a solid 15 minutes going over the graph.

Personal favorite: The "hanging a carrot" cause for a breakup.
Skitzabeth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I adore this! Interesting, nice design, and what a story it tells! Very nice work, I am impressed.
EvilGeniusTodd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Forged from pure win, with a hammer of awesome, on the anvil of squee!
michikosakurahime Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
haha, this is brilliant. makes me wanna go and chart my own history. is it wrong that i really LOL'd with the flower girl and her mom? and i don't know if you'd call it a "break-up" if all you had was a one-night-stand ;)

so what happened to reem -- she had everything! did you just decide to be friends?
arviman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Wow! That's fascinating! Probably the most interesting thing i've seen on the net for a while.
lek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Truly amazing !
dizzia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thank you
manj3d Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoaa. I saw this somewhere at Harrington today while I was taking a tour. Very nice.
KanaCubanCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Wow, this is an excellent piece! Although, don't you think that future girls will look at this and... i dunno... know everything about you?
EvilGeniusTodd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
You say that like it's a bad thing?
lapiislazullii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
First: wow.
Second: I really, desperately, want to make a timeline of my life now. Perhaps I'll put it on here.

Wow. Just so interesting.
Synthetamine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow talk about no censorship lol
mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
She must have been very important to you

and inspiring, asi I see


mandiocaStudio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
They* sorry
LOVEmeDEATH Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
interesting yeah
daYavuz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, it may have been the hardest thing you have done, but my version would be a piece of cake: sorta a Suprematist white-on-white diagram ;P

Interesting idea certainly, but maybe a bit risky given that your are talking about potentially pissing off 20+ exes. :o
the-mirror-melts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow not only is that time consuming but emotionally consuming. Did any of your exes give you feedback on this?
nortonnn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Haley and Flower girl are Sluts!
Wow very nice and composed, really nice organization.
dizzia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the compliment, but I wouldn't go calling either of them bad names.. Keep in mind, I was close with both of them at some point, so I really don't think it's appropriate to go casting judgment.

Anyways, glad you enjoyed it!
nortonnn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
I'm sorry yeah I went wild saying that =/ sorry
was a bad joke. :(
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome about the fav.

You might take delight in hearing this song:

they might be giants - 88 lines about 44 women

i bet youtube has it. if not, just read the lyrics.
westcoaster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Photographer
That is an amazing compilation of history (I guess that's what you could call it). It's strange to look at a life laid out like that on a piece of paper. The design is amazing... it conveys information both quantitatively and qualitatively at the same time which is certainly not easy to do. Impressive visualization. :thumbsup:
WayfarerOne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
KissMyShades Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Hey! The download doesn't work anymore. And I would love to have a close look at your personal affairs. Acrobat reader shows this message: 'This viewer cannot decrypt this document'. Please let me know how to fix this. Greetings
dizzia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, thanks for your interest in this piece. I just double checked and the download works. I'd check your version of acrobat for updates,possibly try a reinstall.
BeardedWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, took me a second but wow, awesome
dizzia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
EvanAlmighty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Rediculously awsome.
FelixT Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Chelsea sound interesting.
I'd take Sarah, too.

1) The time scale would be nice at the right side too. That way, it'd be easier to find out when you dated the girls at the right side instead of having to look aaaaaaaaall the way to the left.

2) Some earlier STD checks would've been good, would they? ;)

3) Never let any of "your girls" see this. :lol:

What about a template for gigolos? ;)

Cheers *FelixT
dizzia Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
1) Good suggestion, I'll throw it on my list of stuff I need to do.
2) Yeah well, I thought I was invincible (never had a STD to this date by the way) :)
3) I know!!! I get scared sometimes.. Late at night..
FelixT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
1) great
3) Find a safe place to hide.
Kaylazelda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
I feel as a graph this is very cluttered and not that easy to understand with the small text used in some cases.

If your a graphic design major: please consider taking a typography class.
dizzia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your opinion.

The design is meant for print (32x24), the included PDF will solve the 'small text' you mentioned.
Conexion Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
Excellent. It's great you had the time and the drive to post something like this. It is honestly excellent. Everything is very well presented, and I could understand the whole thing (Besides the break ups, which I hopefully interpreted fairly well). I'd like to maybe see an extended section to the side with stats such as "Number of relationships" - "Percent of relationships over 6 months" "Percent of engagements" Etc...

Great work though. Easy to understand. Vibrant colours. +Fav and +Watch.

Might end up making one myself (For personal use :P)

dizzia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks Conexion.
If you check the bottom I actually did start to work up some of the statistics, but if you'd really like to see a totally analyzed breakdown I could see about doing that in the 2.0 version.
ellenjanuary Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Writer
blodulv Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
This is a great concept! As far as the information design side of things goes, my one suggestion would be to make the symbols stand on their own instead of requiring the viewer to look at each symbol in place, then move their eye to the legend to decipher it. It's an unnecessary step, as Tufte says.
MeganLeeRetouching Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Colorful. Nice concept. I like it.
mimoh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really cool. HUGE KUDOS 2 YA!
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