Week 3

Big Data

Lecture material

• Lascaux in France
• Bayeaux tapestry is a stunning piece of design, telling the story of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. There are words on the tapestry but they are minimal
• Christian churches used stained glass, painted panels and illuminated manscripts which were full of detail. These often told a story in their own style
• Egyptians used hieroglyphics which is a logo system of symbols. What I like about this language is how words are shortened into one symbol
• Traffic and road signs use messages that are clear and recognisable worldwide; the red stop sign and pedestrian man logo for instance
• Cartlidge Levene Design Museum way-finding is simple and effective. Otl Aicher’s suite for navigation (originally designed in 1972 for Munich Olympics) hosted a range of over 700 pictograms; with new ones continuously being added to date
• Harry Beck and his 1931 map, but with geographical proportions which meant it was hard to follow. Beck was not a designer, but an electrical draughtsman hence why it is a diagram rather than a map. This genius creation has influenced many train maps around the world
• FedEx logo; Lindon Leader
• Charles Joseph Minard; a french civil engineer graphics
• Jon Snow and the rate of cholera cases diminishing
• Jacques Bertin; a french cartographer and theorist
• IKEA cookbook: “Homemade is best”- Carl Kleiner. This was created in 2010 with creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors for the Swedish market
• Can Graphic Design Save your Life? – Wellcome Collection
• Monocle publication
• Column Five media agency

• Infographics, where data meets design; what makes good data visualisation?
– Colour
– Size
– Orientation
– Flicker

Your message is only as good as your ability to share it!

• Forensic architecture design
• Studio greyworld in 2010: The Source for the London Stock Exchange
• Onformative: Porsche
• Onformative: Klarna
• Onformative: Generative Gestaltung
• Mona Chalabi: The Guardian

What will be the next development in information design? How will technology push it even further?