Blackout 2003

infogrpahics / print

Aug 14, 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United tates and parts of Canada. This was the largest blackout in Northern American History. This infographic poster provides an overview on the blackout cascade sequence and its causes in a way that's concise, understandable, and yet elegant.

Class   Envisioning Information
Team    Hannah Sun  /  Ann Liu  /  Yenna Chang


{ Research }

Our research is mainly based on the Final Report on the blackout compiled by the U.S.–Canada Power System Outage Task Force. A big challenge was to sift through a large amount of information, to make sense of it, and to translate it into digestible graphics and succinct writings.


{ Closeups }