Seeing Enhances Understanding

Nowadays, probability and statistics becomes more important to this data driven society. Although statistics are used everyday, we often get headache when we think about it. Many people however have problems with statistics because, once a friend of mine told me, ‘every problem is a word problem’. Daniel Kunin, a senior student from Brown University, created an interactive … Continue reading

Pantone 2016: Serenity & Rose Quartz

Look inside the color techniques, the color theory… Inside the Pantone color factor– (headquarter: Carlstadt, New Jersey) Information & image retrieved March 23, 2016 from BIOS (http://www.biosmonthly.com/contactd.php?id=7005)

A New Way to See: Microsoft HoloLens

It is not only a promotion video that Microsoft is introducing its Windows 10 and the new HoloLens, the video also shows how these technologies will change and shape your new life, by transforming your world with holograms, as the slogan says. It is certainly a huge leap to the development of holography since the … Continue reading

Graphing the Phenomenon 002: Landsat Annual Timelapse 1984-2012

Landsat Annual Timelapse 1984-2012 Google provides online tools for users to access the world’s satellite imagery. Its availability allows “scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface,” says google. With Earth engine API, user can ” access and run algorithms … Continue reading

Nature Graphics

Learning from Nature has been one of design methods for all sorts of creativities. “Throughout the ages great minds been informed by Mother Nature, and have recognized the tremendous power of her wisdom. (from beliefnet)”

IAs are like Robin Hood

Wiki defines that Information Architecture “is a specialized skill set that interprets information and expresses distinctions between signs and systems of signs. More concretely, it involves the categorization of information into a coherent structure, preferably one that the intended audience can understand quickly, if not inherently, and then easily retrieve the information for which they … Continue reading

If you must do it, do it well_Infographics

from HOW Interactive Design

The HOW Interactice Design posted an interesting article “Quit it With All the Infographics Already [Infographic]” in September 23, 2011. Several interesting points I would like to point out– 1. The author says “Information design is a noble field”. 2. The author argues about the development of infographics nowadays–      *Most infographics aren’t accessible for the visually impaired.      … Continue reading

Signage System v.s. Universal Design

The Xin-Yi branch at Eslite Bookstore (誠品書店), one of the largest bookstore chains in Taiwan, recommended several books regarding to Signage System and Universal Design in early February this year. I am glad to see that this field of topics is starting to be paid attention to in our society. Moreover, the interdisciplinary ways of … Continue reading

IDEO’s Human-Centered Design Toolkit

Among many award winnings, IDEO’s “Human-Centered Design Toolkit” provides solutions to difficult challenges for the developing regions. Observation, interviewing, prototyping, understanding the roles of members, spending time along, participatory design method, and  innovation research method…, HCDT provides great methods to help organizations “understand people’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet these needs, and deliver solutions … Continue reading

Visual Thesaurus

I have recommended very much about the Visual Thesaurus (version 3, currently), an online dictionary and thesaurus produced by a New York based company Thinkmap Inc (founded in 1997 as Plumb Design, Inc.). The first debut of the Visual Thesaurus was in 1998 as an online demonstration project. Now, this fascination application has been released as a boxed product and an … Continue reading

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