Creating A Journey Map & Narrative

Justin Bernard and Ipek Karaoglu Koksalan


In your teams, design and create a map of your planned journey with the vehicle you've been designing from destination A to destination B, using a pen, pencil, markers or with collage on a large sheet of paper provided. Your map should visually describe all of your trip. Your travel journey should be a reflection on why your vehicle is designed the way it is designed. It should also include place names and geographical conditions like rivers, oceans, major roads, mountains, valleys, etc.

1. Prepare a short narrative and be ready to share verbally with class about:

-Why you are taking this trip?
-Who and what you are transporting?
-How long will your journey take? 
-Is there a specific time you need to reach your destination? Why? If yes, how will you make there on time? Take this opportunity to think about the infrastructure in which your vehicle will operate. (E.g.: If your vehicle is flying, consider air traffic rules. What are some methods of communication and signaling?) 

2. On your map, for each leg of your journey, describe how your vehicle works:

-Why and how does it work well in such environments? 
-What are the advantages and disadvantages of this particular mode of transit in certain environments?
-What is the primary way of fueling or powering each mode of transportation? 
-Is this method of power/ fuel suitable for the environments you envisioned?


Research + Sketching  + Creating a Narrative: Destination + Journey (45 mins)

Journey Map Final Draft : Class Discussion (30 mins)


Upload a presentation of your research, sketches, trip map draft, final trip map and a 250 word narrative to the platform on the research tab. 

Studio Overview

Joselyn McDonald

Session 3: Aug 8-19, 2022

Speed your way through this studio by designing, building and reimagining the future of personalized mobility. What will vehicles look like in the far future? What will the systems that support these vehicles look like? In this studio, students will be constructing sci-fi and futuristic vehicles of their imagination while learning about renewable energy systems such as solar, hydro and wind power. They will imagine the systems and infrastructure that will change the way vehicles move, how they are designed, and who they will transport, and then design new modes of transportation based on their imaginations.

Students will experience the hands-on joy of illustrative design, as well as building circuits, learning about motors, batteries, engines, radio signals, types of chassis and wheels, before applying a custom paint job for the finishing touch. You'll be pushing your vehicle to the creative limit with an innovative and unusual design! Then it’s off to the final exhibition where the vehicles will face-off in the future world of Transitopia!


Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:





3D Modeling

Sensors & Actuators

Arduino Bat (with Lea)

Amedeo Bettauer

Final Presentation

Syuan-He Wang

Red Cells

NUVU: Transitopia

by Daniel Wang

The Unflippable Car

Owen Wigren

The Unflippable Car

Infinity Grounded

Final presentation

Miles Ohly


By: Miles Ohly