Participatory Physical Visualizations

"It’s natural to think optimistically (about the future) but it’s not hard to think realistically." "The famous psychology professor Dan Gilbert made a series of TV commercials for the insurance company Prudential, together with Ray Del Savio from Droga5 and Colin McConnell from Prudential. These TV commercials make a clever use of participatory physical visualizations to demonstrate and explain human biases in financial planning." Why is …

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Twitterbot Tea Party

Elevator Pitch "Twitterbot Tea Party" NEU IDV | Spring 2016  | Studio 2 Final Proposal In the vein of legendary @horse_ebooks twitter bot, I am proposing an analysis of twitter bot algorithms performed in succession to discern how a bot's semantics and sentimentality shift away from cognition. A chain of three twitter bots will take …

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Designing Information: Chapter 5

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 5: Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography … 5  Finding your Way? Movement, Orientation, Situational Geography What’s Up? Heads up Heads-up maps, originally developed for pilots to look up and read maps at the same time, orients maps so that …

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Designing Information: Chapter 3

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 3:Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale 3 Quantitative Issues: Dimensionality, Comparison, Numbers, Scale Information Overload Issue with too much information is that of usability, not accuracy. Completeness is relative to the situation. At some point information eclipses understanding and it no …

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3 Trips Assignment: Ideas + Sketches

For the 3 Trips Assignment, we must design a map/diagram which documents the route of three trips: (1) from our local living space to Northeastern, (2) from our childhood home to our local living space, and (3) from Boston to an overseas destination. Each of these trips must be shown simultaneously (one document or pamphlet) …

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Designing Information: Chapter 1 + Chapter 2

Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design Joel Katz 2012 Chapter 1: Aspects of Information Design: the nature of information Chapter 2: Qualitative Issues: Perceptions, Conventions, Proximity Reflection: Katz's book is a fairly quick read. The first two chapters (as I assume the rest of the book follows similarly) are divided into topics that …

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