Initial Output: Visual Analysis
My initial output was a timeline-based approach with a brief description of the agricultural practices throughout the year, the festivals they celebrate, and an indication of water availability (due to relying on rainwater as their main source) which was indicated/implied through the intensity of blue-coloured strips. Looking back at it, I would have preferred it to be less text-based with some information being visually conveyed.
From the list of festivals, I chose the following four,
• Gudi Padwa
• Bohada Festival
• koli Bhaji Festival
For this project, I decided my main focus to be on the festivals rather than creating a continuation (timeline/ calendar) hence, focusing on how it’s celebrated rather than when it's celebrated.
The factors/themes identified helped answer questions related to the activities in the festivals - What is the right level of brief information beginners can know in order to understand the gist of a festival but not get too confused, How do you easily identify/differentiate between them, when, how and why it is celebrated, etc.
The common categories were mainly,
• Season, Duration
• When is the Puja done
• Deity worshipped
• Description a.k.a rituals
Maintaining uniformity and structure in presenting information on common topics would enable ease in comparison between the different festivals, visually.
Organizing the Information