Category: design

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“Do not glorify aesthetics”: a manifesto for Data Visualisation?

We’re moderately obsessed with the world of data visualisaton here at Labs for a number of reasons: the ability to generate fresh insight from extraordinarily complex data sets, the ability to trigger radical reappraisal of familiar problems, the ability to put consumers in control of the vast quantities of personal data they generate every day.  Not to mention the extraordinary fusion of technology...

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“Big is easy, small is hard”: Print is Mobile

Author: Adam Glickman Following our piece looking at journalism (a review of the transformational change at the Telegraph Media Group) and fiction (interview with Jeremy Ettinghausen, Digital Publisher at Penguin), our interest in the profound changes occurring in the publishing industry continues with this look at the opportunities in mobile. We often talk about the future of mobile media and...

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Information needs architecture, but they’re not the same thing

Slightly spooky voiceover (always unnerving to have recorded ‘live’ pauses thrown in), but we’re enjoying the simplicity of these pieces about information architecture, stripped down to the bare essentials, and split into a piece on architecture and another on information. Cool animation too. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/3248803?pg=embed&sec=[/vimeo] [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/3248432[/vimeo] From MAYA Design in Pittsburgh. And here’s how they talk about the nature of information...