by Tom Bosschaert

May 1, 2014

Tom Bosschaert

This project illustrates examples of domestic waste water use. By showing simple sketches of complex systems, the illustrations create understanding of pressure sewage, natural filtering, and mini filtering.


MWH Global is an American multinational focused on technical engineering and the construction and consultation of water services and what it means for the environment, energy, waste, and infrastructure. However, their communication with current and future users is impaired due to the complexity of their technical drawings. Except helped resolve this problem by prompting MWG Global and facilitating a dialogue between homeowners and the engineering company.


Less is more

We used the basics of MWH Global's technical drawings of graphical variety and designed new, simplified illustrations in the same style as the SWIG card game and the Opportunities map. We translated the complex system drawings into clear diagrams through quick feedback loops. The simplified diagrams are easy to understand for laymen and engineers alike and are easier to compare to one another.

The result is a visualization of every specific system concerning black and grey water that MWH Global engineers, in a clear and easy diagram.


May 1, 2014

Project team

  • Marta Suanzes

    Except Integrated Sustainability

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