Because we had so many different elements to work on, we started by looking at previous reports and with AUDE to pin down specific sections and their styles whilst the full content was still being written, collated or finalised. This meant that we could create a couple of colour palettes and styles alongside some chart styles as part of the report which AUDE could choose between. Once these were established we could roughly map out the full layout we were expecting, replacing dummy text with content as and when it was received and replacing any stock images with photographs we received from the various institutions, as they were made available.
Some of the charts involved very large data sets, so we had to find a way of delivering it clearly, across an A3 spread, where axis labels were still clear and readable despite their size. We explored various print solutions including fold-outs, but opted for a simple solution of a secondary list of labels which could be used as a reference for each of the larger charts in order to keep to the budget of the project.