Week 7: Assessment 1 – Activity – Resource list for essay

WEB LINKS

Few, S. (2014). Data visualization for human perception. As seen in The encyclopedia of human-computer interaction 2nd edition. Retrieved 30 August 2015 from https://www.interaction-design.org/encyclopedia/data_visualization_for_human_perception.html

Retrieved 30 August 2015 from http://www.lib.umich.edu/data-visualization

Kirk, A. (2015). Retrieved 30 August 2015 from http://www.visualisingdata.com/2015/08/10-significant-visualisation-developments-january-to-june-2015/

Warden, P. (2013). Retrieved 30 August 2015 from http://petewarden.com/2013/07/18/why-you-should-never-trust-a-data-scientist/

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PEER REVIEWED PIECES

Hohl, M. (2011). From abstract to actual: art and designer-like enquiries into data visualisation, Kybernetes, 40, 7-8, 1038-1044. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/1251934/From_abstract_to_actual_art_and_designer-like_enquiries_into_data_visualisation

Schneiderman, B. (2014). The Big Picture for Big Data: Visualization, SCIENCE, Vol. 343 no. 6172 p. 730. DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6172.730-a.

Kosara, R. (2007). Visualization Criticism – The missing link between information visualization and Art, in Information Visualization. IV ’07. 11th International Conference, vol., no., pp. 631-636, 4-6 July 2007. DOI: 10.1109/IV.2007.130

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NEWS ARTICLES

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/jul/24/why-you-should-never-trust-a-data-visualisation

Week 6: Assessment 2 – task 3: The wonder that is Michel Gondry

“There must be a lot of brain in there” (Grohl, D. Partisan Official, 2014) and what a brilliant brain it is.

Gondry used a number of effects in this clip, the lights flashing with the beat of the music, also features in the Daft Punk film clip “Around the world”.

Another is the use of stop motion or as Melies referred to “substitution splicing”. One of the first times this technique was used was in the 1896 film L’Escamotage d’une dame chez or The vanishing lady (Ezra, 2000, p. 28).

Defined by Ezra (2000, p. 28), substitution splicing created the sudden appearance or disappearance of a person or object or…one object for another.

While this film clip doesn’t substitute, it does stop the take and move items from one position to another to create an animated effect.

This is demonstrated below by the chairs and children being moved to look like they are dancing;

Gondry_West example(West, K. Gondry, M. – Heard them say 2005 sourced from https://vimeo.com/32402028 )

Gondry has an amazing way to make his clips playful. It’s fitting the Partisan Official documentary was titled I’ve been twelve forever, it’s as if he’s been stuck in a childhood fantasy (or nightmare as the case may be) and uses this as a form of therapy.
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Source

Partisan Official. (2014). I’ve been twelve for ever – documentary – Michel Gondry (2004). Retrieved 13 August 2015 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF8kN-M2XNY

Ezra, E. (2000). Melies does tricks. Retrieved 13 August 2015 from http://librarysearch.swinburne.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=detailsTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=SUT-ALMA5192912650001361&indx=1&recIds=SUT-ALMA5192912650001361&recIdxs=0&elementId=0&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&dscnt=0&dum=true&vl(30784455UI0)=any&tab=combined&dstmp=1439498977035&vl(freeText0)=Melies%20does%20tricks&vid=SWIN2&mode=Basic

Film clip  2005–  Heard them say – Retrieved 13 August 2015 from https://vimeo.com/32402028

Week 5: Assessment 1 – Activity 3: Journal Research – Data Visualization

My first reading comes from Michael Hohl, From Abstract to Actual: art and designer-like enquirers into data visualization.

Hohl describes how “multi-disciplinary collaboration may be key to find such a balance between complexity of data, clarity of conveyance and ambiguous-aesthetic qualities which stimulate individuals’ imaginations” (2011, p. 2).

Hohl further alludes to the work each person contributes to the end product aides not only in the learning of people outside the research piece, but also assists their own learning about fields which they previously may not have known “for example, physicists learn about music, while musicians get deeper insights into physics and astronomy” (2011, p. 2).

The second; The Big Picture for Big Data: Visualization article talks about how a healthcare researcher identified a clue using a data visualisation technique, which with statistical confirmation led to an important scientific breakthrough (Schneiderman, 2014).

This style of data visualisation Schneiderman explains, helps scientists/doctors etc. by exploring complex data which can then lead to more potent and meaningful insights (Schneiderman, 2014, p. 730).

Comparing the two, both Hohl and Schneiderman identify how the use of data visualisation can be key in helping to teach – but down two completely different paths.

Sources:

Hohl, M. (2011). From abstract to actual: art and designer-like enquiries into data visualisation, Kybernetes, 40, 7-8, 1038-1044. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/1251934/From_abstract_to_actual_art_and_designer-like_enquiries_into_data_visualisation

Schneiderman, B. (2014). The Big Picture for Big Data: Visualization, SCIENCE, Vol. 343 no. 6172 p. 730. DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6172.730-a.

Week 4: Assessment 2 – Task 2: Design Language

Born and bred in Canberra, it frustrates me when people put a downer on what is architecturally and aesthetically a beautiful city. Sure, the layout could do with some improvement, the overuse of round-abouts where traffic lights would be more beneficial are some of the down sides but we have some incredible cultural learning experiences and outdoor areas which leave some other cities green with envy.

2013 saw the Centenary of Canberra – we celebrated by re-branding the city!

cbr2

(Image Source: Canberra Times & Content Group)

“Australia is no stranger to logo bashing” (Glickfield, 2010 pg 26) and this is no different – I LOVE Canberra, but the image above – which cost tax payers $2.6m (Canberra Times, 2013) is just the use of the international abbreviation for Canberra – a lot of comments when this was released agreed that not much thought went into it. The idea behind the campaign was to dismiss the drab and boring reputation Canberra seems to have, but grey in the colour scheme doesn’t do anything to help. I like that the the typeface was designed to pay homage to the architectural drawings by Walter Burley Griffin (Canberra Times, 2013) but if I hadn’t of read it, I wouldn’t have put it together – which defeats the purpose in my opinion. You should be able to get an understanding from the image of what it’s portraying.

darling harbour(Image Source: Campaign Brief 2014)

Darling Harbour – not a city but an iconic part of Sydney had a re-brand, one of which “was designed to unite the entire precinct experience under one brand for the first time” (Campaign Brief, 2014). The ‘bubble’ typeface and the ‘giant duck’ promotes it as fun and exciting – which I agree with!

Sources:

Glickfield, E 2010. On Logophobia. Retrieved from http://onlineres.swin.edu.au.ezproxy.lib.swin.edu.au/522077.pdf

Canberra Times (2013, November 28) Born-again Canberra gets a brand Retrieved from http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/bornagain-canberra-gets-a-brand-20131127-2yamx.html

Brand CBR (2013) Retrieved from http://www.contentgroup.com.au/casestudies/brand-canberra/

Campaign Brief (2014) Sydney’s Darling Harbour launches a new ‘inflatable’ identity via Interbrand Retrieved from http://www.campaignbrief.com/2014/02/sydneys-darling-harbour-launch.html