Interactive design and user-experience agency AllofUs set a live brief for students, asking us to bring to life a classic written piece of our choice, and I selected William Butler Yeat's poem, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. From personal experience I knew that a lot of children are put off by the often intimidating and rich language found within poetry, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to explore how design can make education more engaging and accessible.
Yeat's poem is about escaping to his own personal retreat, away from the pressures and stresses of everyday life; which is something we can all relate to. I decided to create an interactive map, with illustrated elements to represent the key images found within the poem. Using illustration, I aimed to make Yeat's work easier to understand for a younger audience.
Please feel free to click through the images at your own pace.