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Analog Data Representation – data visualisation by José Duarte
17. October 2013 @ 14:00 - 18:00€10
Visualizing disciplines have made a huge enphasis in computers today and complicated softwares are directly associated to data visualization. Often data visualization specialists forget that is not about making information’s visualization, it’s about making the information visible. It seems to be a complicated discipline but that happens because they centered the speech in the machine instead of the information itself.
To make a great visualization you don´t need a computer, you just need your head and your hands. Today there are a lot of people working with a different approaches to visualization, using the handmade and DIY (do it yourself) concept. A powerful idea is behind this new approach, meaning that don’t need to be an expert to make a great visualization, you just need an idea and an object.
Analog representations becomes a mediation instead of a simple instrument. It generates an experience between observer and information. Statistics aren´t something you can touch, but turning them into abstract phisical shapes can help to understand data and more important, have a new and important experience with it.
During this workhop Jose Duarte will teach you more about physical representation of information, using his handmade visualization toolkit.
Fee: 10 euros per person
Number of Participants: max 10
About Jose Duarte:
Jose Duarte is a colombian designer, magister in comunication and Ledfish co-founder, an information design company. Unlike most of the infographics we see today, his data visualizations aren’t high-quality computer-aided; they’re handmade using simple items like balloons, tape and rubber balls. Using ordinary materials he has experimented with various visualization techniques from area charts to bubble graphs and ven diagrams in diverse scenarios as business, art, street interventions and even astronomy. Now, He is exploring simple ways to visualize information quickly and easily and his work – particularly the Handmade visualization toolkit- has inspired and encoraged people to aproximate for the first time to data visualization. His work has been published by Gestalten’s book Visual Storytelling and has appeared in world wide specialized magazines and blogs as Owni, Marie Claire, infoaesthetics, brainpickings and Co.Design among others.