Visual delights

visual delight #10 / tactile

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010
tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)
adj.
1.
a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.
b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).
2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.
3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.
tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

tac·tile  (tktl, -tl)adj.1.a. Perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible.b. Characterized by or conveying an illusion of tangibility: “Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language” (Helen Vendler).2. Used for feeling: a tactile organ.3. Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sense of touch; tactual: a tactile reflex.
[From Latin tctilis, from tctus, past participle of tangere, to touch; see tact.]
tactile·ly adv.tac·tili·ty (-tl-t) n

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ANALOGUE

• This is not the latest volcanic action in Iceland but Mt. St. Helens in 1980 – before digital photography, where the range of the grey scale could create magnificent depth and detail richness like this.

DIGITAL
• The mapping of NYC and CPH though traces of geo-tags from flickr and Picasa
– a great contemporary example of digital tactility – the density of information creates this delicate visual experience.


visual delight #2 / Colour

Posted in colour by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

I am looking at at new colour pallet to use in our upcoming template..

A colour pallet can be tempting to overuse, but here is some inspiration
of how to use colours in a delicate and simple manner.
Anyone who can make models look like this will get a star in my little black book.

visual delight #9 / Mega charts

Posted in Chart by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

MEGA CHARTS

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The detailed – Book production

http://www.funnelinc.com/funl_workbook_detail.html

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The funny one – Fonts

http://julianhansen.com/files/infographiclarge_v2.png
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The interactive – Twitter flow

http://moritz.stefaner.eu/projects/revisit/
http://www.fastcompany.com/1627840/infographic-visualizing-twitter-conversations-in-real-time
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The art of – maps

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/index.shtml
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The not-so-mega one – Apple universe illu for Businessweek

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_18/b4176092984619.htm

visual delight #4 / Classic

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

A Classic – enjoy

THE POWER OF TEN
Eames studio for IBM 1977

About
http://www.powersof10.com/

visual delight #8 / Simplicity

Posted in Chart by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

visual delight #7 / Colour

Posted in colour by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

Colour
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The sandstorm over Sydney might be uncomfortable, but as a visual phenomenon look at how beautiful
a world in duotone could be – Free of distracting colour spam.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/09/dust_storm_in_australia.html

visual delight #6 / Suspence

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

Rigor
Updating the template made me think of this rigorous framework…
Gaudi’s suspention model for the Sagrada familia..
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Gaudi constructed this suspension model complete with weights to simulate the weight of the columns,
as a way to determine the proper shape of his columns.
This was in perfect tension. By turning it upside down the columns would be in perfect compression.

visual delight #5 / Life charts

Posted in Chart by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

Life charts
Five examples of visually communicating life data
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0.1 Reporting the really interesting stuff
The Feltron annual reportdescribes the year in a small design studio.
From most played song to places of importance….all presented in delightful design
and each year awaited with joy.

http://feltron.com/index.php?/content/2008_annual_report/

0.2 Make your own charts
Feltron is also involved in this site where people expose life data in charts.


http://daytum.com/awilkinson

0.3 This american number
This episode of This american life #88 Numbers is about people who use numbers to describe their emotions and life in general…wisely? hear for yourself and imagine those charts…
http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1277

0.4 Data zoom
Photographer Chris Jordan creates tangible visual statistics – to explain otherwise incomprehensible data.

….His super-sized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics, from the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day, to the amount of breast augmentation surgeries. In his talk, he shows a few examples, and describes why he is obsessed by representing such anonymous, enormous statistics into a visual language that can be “felt”.
http://www.chrisjordan.com/

0.5 Numbers equals people
And this one is a classic – data changing the way we see the world
Hans Rosling at TED
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html

visual delight #4 / Value

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

Value+
Refreshing national identity – New 5 euro coin for the Netherlands

Follow the design process here:
pot.com/2008/10/how-to-make-money-with-free-software.html

visual delight #3 / NeXT

Posted in Uncategorized by Nanna Munnecke Barlby on May 31, 2010

NOTE
The first thing Steve Jobs did when in exile from Apple, was to commission Paul Rand to create the identity to his new brand NeXT – Rand had previous done IBMs significant ID and helped bring personality and playfulness into the complex and IT world.

NeXT brought Jobs back to Apple – and was the catalyst in shaping Apple 2.0

I think I like the story even more than the logo – It just a box right? well Pandora eat your heart out