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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Rules for Animated Infographics

Thesis/Research Information Animated Infographics Editors T. Finke & S Manger (2012) "Well-made animated information graphics are based on clear decisions about what matters and what should be left out." - Stefan Fichtel (in Finke & Manger, 8) "By comparing different data sets and visualizations of the data and embedding them in a context, the view …

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Research Methods: Readings II

"Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color?" Link Bernice E. Rogowitz and Lloyd A. Treinish With the color map on the left, elevation is a continuous variable. However, its corresponding color scale ranges among approximately 5 discrete color categories. This confuses the reader. "One result of this work has been a set of colormaps …

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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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Design History: Mappamundi

3 Map Mundi / Kingdom / City The Catalan Atlas Abraham Cresques, 1375 vellum, 9ft + 3 Parts: Introduction, Portolan Chart (Mediterranean & black sea), Expansion Aragon royalty commissioned nautical charts to be presented to Charles V, King of France Portolano: a collection of sailing directions rhumbline grid: straight lines of sailing paths 300 years …

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Design History: Transportation

2 Transportation Peutinger Table A Map of the Roman World towns and roading near Mediterranean, Europe, Anatolia, Egypt, Magreb 4th Century 3 prominent cities: Rome, Constantinople, Antioch only copy lost and copied by monk in Colmar on parchment in 13th century only discovered in 1494 found between leaves of book; 1507 book and map given …

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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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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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