Collaborative Storytelling

As part of the continued Soul of Athens project in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, we explored food insecurity in Appalachian Ohio through the stories of people living in the surrounding food deserts.


This project introduced us to an agile workflow (although not strict). Working with other designers, developers, and photo / video journalists gave us different perspectives and a collaborative environment in which to create assets, content, and the experience itself of creating and telling a cohesive story with an overarching theme.

The capstone class gave us the freedom to explore the different elements of creating a collaborative and somewhat larger-scale project that Untilled was. From wireframes to the final product, we went through different drafts, explored personas, and everything in between to get to the finished site and stories by the end of the semester.


The goal of this project, and the class, was to introduce us to a collaborative work environment before graduating, which I think it accomplished. While all work environments are different in resources, processes, and overall workflow, the capstone class offered insight into some industry standards.

  • Credits

  • Brooke Baldi User Testing Manager
  • Krystina Beach Photojournalist
  • Andrew Doherty UX Designer
  • Rachel Fryan Developer
  • Ryan Gebura UX Designer
  • Brianna Griesinger Photojournalist
  • Brooke Hayes Photojournalist
  • Eli Hiller Photojournalist
  • Julia Moss Photojournalist
  • Cody Saylor Developer