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Watch “The Human Side of Data” with Giorgia Lupi

Giorgia Lupi introduces her distinctive approach to data visualization by looking at the human side of data and offers a look into the far-reaching applications of her work in data and design.

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch David McCandless’ “Information is Beautiful” talk

At CreativeMornings/London, David Mccandless shares the process behind his stunning visualizations and the role journalism has played in pursuit of making sure that Information is beautiful and meaningful […]

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Information Design Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Information Design & Interpretation

This is the 4th (fourth) lecture of the ‘Designing Interactions & Experiences’ module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, which we discuss how to use different data visualization techniques to facilitate decision making […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software Trend Watching

Gary Flake demos Pivot and asks “is it a turning point for web exploration?” talk at TED

Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing […]

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Design Innovation Software

Watch Aaron Koblin’s “Crowds and Clouds: Data, Sheep, and Collaboration” talk at MIT’s Office of the Arts

Where others see just data points and fodder for bar graphs, Aaron Koblin visualizes dynamic systems where information assumes forms both abstract and familiar. In this talk, Koblin shares recent projects that meld statistical science and art to convey a really big picture, while often inviting the viewer to partake in a more personal experience […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Autodesk Augmented Reality technology gets highlighted at Brazilian Globo Network

Eddy Kuo and Brian Pene have produced this Augmented Reality prototype, working for adding 3D computer models to real world scenes at Autodesk’s Customer Briefing Center at One Market in San Francisco. Now, Gonzalo Martinez speaks to Jornal da Globo — the late night news show broadcast by Brazilian Globo Network — about some of the commercial applications of this technology […]

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Design Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Watch David McCandless’ “The beauty of data visualization” talk at TED

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps at TED

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation

Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe at TED

Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices — the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new […]

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Design Economics Software Trend Watching

Autodesk Expands Online Guide To Sustainable Design For Green Building Retrofits

Autodesk has announced the availability of major updates for the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Launched earlier this year at the American Institute of Architects conference, the free online guide helps architecture, engineering and construction professionals make better informed decisions to achieve building performance goals […]