Jorge Cham- PhD Comics This is a diagram depicting aerial views of different designs of city blocks, including site walkways, green space, building massing and the resulting shadows. This is a successful diagram because it takes four important aspects of city block design and represents them in a way that is easy to read, even when showed in conjunction with each other. Each aspect is differentiated from the others based on line quality and color, making them clear to the viewer.
Each piece of furniture is a “hybrid,” an unlikely combination of two objects with no obvious relationship. For example, a city block has mated with a desk to create workspaces that look like little gabled houses.