My final book prototype went through many stages in the design process. This project began with an interest in communities. I thought about what being a part of a community meant to me. Then I began to think of the different communities I am a member of.
What I kept coming back to was the idea that I am currently being put into a new community in New York City. Everyday I am dealing with people in new situations and often getting questioned about where I am from. People seemed to be surprised to here I am from Hawaii, then often have questions about Hawaii. I realized that more often than not, there is a misunderstand about what can be found there.
I took a step back to look at where I came from and began a project that has not only brought me to better understand and explain history, but recognize my identity.