The main source of research material is your environment or habitat. People mentally and physically are recording things that they see, hear, touch and smell as they go about their day. The material should reflect a central theme or concept based on daily observation.
I decided to illustrate all of my observations and feelings during a weekend at work as a waitress. I was working as a waitress at one restaurant during that time and I found there are several interesting things happening at the restaurant, such as dealing with crazy customers, serving people, and fostering good relationships with coworkers. I chose a black and white typeface and images on a light creamy background to create a specific filter which could show all of the moments from a waitress’s perspective. Each page’s grid and layout were different based on my particular feeling and mood at that specific time.