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A Tale of Two Cities’ Maps: Dataviz is a Garden, not Architecture
"We don’t always think of digital works in the same way, perhaps because their metaphor of creation more closely resembles that of a built object, like a bookcase or building. But even buildings need maintenance, and after so many years, the shelves on the bookcase may falter and need new ones. We need to be more conscious about this aspect of dynamic data visualization, at the outset.

I urge of all our clients, in particular those who are making works for the public (which is most of them), to consider plans for maintenance."
sparkfile  visualization  webdesign  death  gardens  architecture  ericrodenbeck  crimespotting  stamen  via:alanmcconchie  from twitter
february 2014 by sha
Mapping Silicon Valley's Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes | Wired Opinion |
"San Francisco, which was born out of the Gold Rush, has been transformed many times over by various other gold rushes — this is just the technology one — and waves of immigrants. In fact, the Mission District that provides a backdrop for my view here was largely Polish and German until the 1960s. What we now think of as “authentic” San Francisco largely rezzed-in during that tumultuous decade, and it’s a good bet that the largely working-class Irish residents of pre-1960s Castro had similarly negative things to say about their new Summer-of-Love neighbors.

For better or worse, we’re looking at a situation where private networks start to supplant public infrastructure. In the years to come, it will be vital for people who care about cities to not only understand them — but communicate about them in ways we can all understand."
demographics  sanfrancisco  sillyvalley  via:stamen  ericrodenbeck  stamen  mapping  privateinfrastructure  shadowinfrastructure  from twitter_favs
september 2013 by sha
stamen design | Questions from Webstock
"Beer comes before agriculture. Gardens too. There are too many generational steps involved between grasses in their natural form and wheat worth harvesting for agriculture to be the thing people were shooting for when they domesticated plants. Drugs and beer and pretty flowers, on the other hand, can be made from a single generation of garden from wildflowers.

We talk all the time about data visualizations and maps that are useful. We don't talk at all about data visualizations and maps that delight you and make you laugh. We should." Yes, Eric.
stamen  ericrodenbeck  delight  utility  play  joy 
march 2013 by infovore
"The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming "Internet of things." Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a "super organism" capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world."
costumerexperience  via:tealtan  video  massimobanzi  blaiseagüerayarcas  youngheejung  helenwalters  lizdanzico  raphaelgrignani  robertfabricant  ericrodenbeck  jonaslöwgren  robertmurdock  andreiherasimchuk  jenniferbove  interactiondesign  design  microsoft  interaction  ui  ux  from delicious
december 2012 by robertogreco
online data visualization talks - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics
"several data visualization talks have been put online recently. if you are interested in this subject, be sure to check out following online recordings:"
visualization  presentations  design  data  information  video  towatch  lectures  datavisualization  statistics  stamendesign  ericrodenbeck 
may 2008 by robertogreco

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