Archive for the “Density Design Lab” Category

Design + Statistics

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I couldn’t agree more with one of the last post… more

Complexity, Complication, Visualization and Interaction

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

According to the article of Veronique Greenwood in SEED Magazine… more

Sustainability message

Thursday, February 19th, 2009


Sustainability message , originally uploaded by Samuel Mann.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/densitydesign/3285286273/comment72157614123805408

Just used in a class about interactivity and engagement (and sneaking a dose of sustainability). Thanks folks.

Fold it, it makes sense! Six stories about poverty.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Density Open Day 2009

Who are the poor? Poverty is neither a number nor an index. It cannot be reduced to a line that divides those who are above and those who are below establishing a unique space for social exclusion. Poverty is a multidimensional and complex phenomenon. Its reduction to a unique representation can generate distorted visions of the phenomenon and create ineffective or counterproductive interventions.

Spreading Density

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Another step forward: one of the (art?)works done by our… more

Jules & Jim

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Often love affairs are instable, fleeting and unpredictable. It seems… more

Radiografía de la presidencia Bush (A Radiography of the Bush Precidency)

Friday, January 16th, 2009

It’s a big pleasure to spread the link to a… more

A challenge. Visualize This: Poverty Rate By Age in America

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Since the main issue of the Density Design Lab 2008-2009… more

Project progress report 01. Economic statistic & Communication Design

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Economic statistic concerns understanding complex, multidimensional, ambiguous and dynamic phenomena building formal representations (models) based on statistical data. Communication Design addresses complex phenomena to interact with them building multi-dimensional visual representations based (in some cases) on statistical data.
The DensityDesign Lab approach, partially modified despite past editions, tries to foster this alliance in order to explore socio-economic phenomena that present both representational and visual problems. In fact they could be:
complex;

* multidimensional;
* dynamic and evolutionary;
* not numerically measurable if not qualitatively;
* ambiguous and fuzzy;
* not dichotomous;
* of great impact on people and society.

The goal is to contribute to the construction of representation and visualization model respecting and preserving the inner structure of the analyzed phenomena, allowing users to know (see) them as a whole. This is not primarily a design issue, but an epistemological one; the aspect of visual representation and communication is only one part of a bigger topic. The broader aim is helping in build a cognitive process that integrates and combines different disciplines and skills.

MURMUR – Call for Collaborators

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008


Density Design Lab, Knowledgecartography.org and ovrflw, under the nom de plume Writing Acamenic English, are proud to annouce that Murmur is one of the selected project for VISUALIZAR’08: DATABASE CITY.