Data Collection and Information Research

Katie Kirk

Eli, No!


 Eli, No! by Katie Kirk is a fun and colourful way to display data. The images are illustrations and are placed in a orderly way.






It is showing Eli chasing a squirrel in what looks like a park the dotted line represents the journey it’s taken.















 The wallpaper looks as if it could be perceived as a bar chart with it column block of colour







Made in DECEMBER 2007

A1 interactive poster design for the ‘Interaphics’ show at Londons ARAM Gallery. Users interact with the piece by touching the conductive ink, this then triggered a series of events (slogans/Flickr® feed/animations) beamed direct (via bluetooth) onto the poster using a high-resolution projector.  Screenprint by K2.









































 Having a touch screen poster is a different way to represent data as the viewer can interact with it. The technology is amazing. It could be a new way of having posters in the future.


Edward Tufte

 The Visual Display Of Quantatative Information

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays




























Envisioning Information

This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. The most design-oriented of Edward Tufte’s books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, a pop-up, and many other wonderful displays of information. The book provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, with extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information displays. Topics include escaping flatland, color and information, micro/macro designs, layering and separation, small multiples, and narratives. Winner of 17 awards for design and content. 400 illustrations with exquisite 6- to 12-color printing throughout. Highest quality design and production





















Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative is about pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative. Practical applications and examples include statistical graphics, charts for making important decisions in engineering and medicine, technical manuals, diagrams, design of computer interfaces and websites and on-line manuals, animations and scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations, and computer screens. The use of visual evidence in deciding to launch the space shuttle Challenger is discussed in careful detail. Video snapshots show redesigns of a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm. The book is designed and printed to the highest standards, with luscious color throughout and four built-in flaps for showing motion and before/after effects.




















Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky makes large-scale, colour photographs distinctive for their incisive and critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalisation on contemporary life.

Gursky studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in the early 1980s and first adopted a style and method closely following Becher’s systematic approach to photography, creating small, black-and-white prints. In the early 1980s, however, he broke from this tradition, using colour film and spontaneous observation to make a series of images of people at leisure, such as hikers, swimmers and skiers, depicted as tiny protagonists in a vast landscape.

Since the 1990s, Gursky has concentrated on sites of commerce and tourism, making work that draws attention to today’s burgeoning high-tech industry and global markets. His imagery ranges from the vast, anonymous architecture of modern day hotel lobbies, apartment buildings and warehouses to stock exchanges and parliaments in places from as far a field as Shanghai, Brasília, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Although his work adopts the scale and composition of historical landscape paintings, his photographs are often derived from inauspicious sources: a black and white photograph in a newspaper, for example, that is then researched at length before the final photograph is shot and often altered digitally before printing.










































 I think these are really effective. Having data represented as something we can relate with works really well. The fact that it’s represented in a photo graph is also a clever way to present them. Beach umbrella’s,  turf and people are all used to represent data. The most effective is the beach umberlla one because it shows data using colour, it’s simple but effective. The only thing is what are they representing? is it how many different coloured umbrellas are on that beach or do you have to take a closer look to see what it actually means.

Nicholas Feltron


 Feltron produces his data using diagrams and descriptions, the majority is type based but there is some pie charts and graphs.








































Whilst in a Crit Jason told us that he’d been on a website called wordle it arranged text and numbers into different sizes in relationship to how many times you typed the word.

Here are a few examples that I found interesting:






















































































Jeff Clark


Jeff Clark is from Canada he’s an applied physics and mathematics, studying at the University of Waterloo.

He has twenty years experience and his areas of interest are data mining statistical analysis and visualisation. He enjoys discovering the patterns in the apparent chaos of real life data and exploring new techniques for communicating. What he discovers into a visually compelling manner.



















































These remind me of what we can produce on wordle. But they are shown in a shape. The larger text looks more important. 


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