Archive for the “Design” Category

10 out of 50

Monday, April 20th, 2009

It’s a great pleasure for us and a great boost… 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.

Visualizing Mozilla Community – An Open Call to Designers

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Mozzilla is calling for Designers to answer the question: What if there was a way to show people how the Mozilla project operates?

Jules & Jim

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

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

The dark side of our work

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Science Machine from Chad Pugh on Vimeo.

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

Pulse: Visualizations of kuler colours

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Adobe just rolled out a new feature over at Kuler. Pulse is a tool to visualize the colors used on Kuler related to country, season and tag. The color set can be scale in regard on granularity as well as the lighness of the colors.

How does a Murmur come to life?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

How does a Murmur come to life?

It all began last week, in a city of huge grace.
And wondering how cool would have been
to look around through the eyes of “Media Space”,
we found in a great workshop the solution within.

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.