Pocket India: The Re-Design

Pocket India is a re-design of a previous project about displaying a variety of types of data concerning a country. The previous project, developed under the studio environment at Northeastern University's Information Design & Visualization program, was a large-format print poster. The re-design sought to alter the size of the poster, improve and add to …

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MBTA Accessibility Workshop

Beaconing: when a system offers information to users Puddling: when sonic information is contained within, and only within, a distance appropriate to those who need the information Information Equivalency: information in different forms (visual, tactile, sonic) remain distinct from each other, yet allow equal access to information The most important concept gathered from this workshop …

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Sound and Memory: Sketches

To first understand how perception of sound and memory of that sound, our team began to take walks around the Northeastern University area, near Ruggles Station. We then traced our path on an aerial map and recounted when we remember certain sounds sources being perceivable and which weren't. We then took a survey of patrons …

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Perspective Mapping: South Station

Tasked with returning to South Station, the following observations were made in light of an essay by urban media designer, Martijn de Waal (of The Mobile City) entitled The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City. In the essay, de Waal specifies some public space as part of the "urban public sphere," namely any accessible …

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Mapping Strategies: Final Project Proposal

INSPIRATION Robert Shattuck, on Proust: “Relativity tells us that no object by itself has either definable or measurable velocity. Two objects are required to yield a relative reading, and there is no universal grid like the ether to give an absolute figure. An object can be described as located somewhere and in a certain motion …

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Sonic Commons Project: Sound and Memory

For the Sonic Commons project, students should analyze a sonic phenomena from observations and experiences in the space at Ruggles Station. “What does it mean to explore a phenomenon? An explanation is never the phenomenon itself, but only a refracted image of it, like looking at a scene through a prism." -- Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter, …

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Mapping Public Spaces: South Station Part 2

After two assignments considering the mapping of South Station, this capstone project is both a summary of research and critique of mapping methodology. The first visualization observes activity of patrons of South Station in the ticketing and food court atrium. Dots are placed on a plan view of the atrium to show different activity by location. …

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Sound Workshop: Ruggles Station

On October 8th, 2015, representatives from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MBTA's department of Architecture, and the MBTA's department of System-Wide Accessibility were in conversation with Sam Auinger and Bruce Odland (O+A, http://www.o-a.info/) in addition to students from Northeastern University's Architecture Program, Northeaster University's Information Design and Visualization Program, and Harvard University's GSD.  The conversations between …

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Guest Speakers: Mapping and Sound

A collection of guest speakers, artists, and designers spoke with our Mapping Strategy class on their work with sound, maps and/or both. Sven Anderson - Dublin, Ireland http://www.svenanderson.net/ Anderson is working with the city of Dublin, in effort to create a new position Urban Acoustic Planner. His efforts are best described as a "year-long public art …

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Small Urban Spaces: Chapter 4 + Chapter 5 + Chapter 6

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces William H. Whyte 1980 Chapter 4: Food Chapter 5: The Street Chapter 6: The "Undesirables" … 4 Food Every New York plaza you find socially agreeable, you will also find food. Vendors have a good nose for where to set up for business. Confrontations to remove vendors should be …

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