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Romance has lived too long upon this river: A London Companion |
"I’ve been playing with glanceables and synecdoches for a while now, until I came up with something that had to be got out of my head, and into the world. So here it is: Romance has lived too long upon this river; a single-serving web page that tells you how high the tide is at London Bridge: explicitly close up, but also, roughly, at a glance". This is great. Also: James has an ear for domain names.
thames  riverthames  glanceable  synecdoche  data  representation 
november 2010 by infovore
Sci-Fi Hi-Fi: Weblog: (via bradleyallen) If it looks like a leaderboard, and quacks like a leaderboard...
"’s become apparent to me that social software is a medium turns all communication into a self-representation game whose ultimate goal is popularity."
play  design  representation  socialsoftware  score  statistics  leaderboard  popularity 
december 2008 by infovore
Drawings of Scientists
In 2000, a group of seventh-graders were asked to draw what they thought scientists looked like and describe their pictures. Then, after visting Fermilab, they were asked to repeat the exercise. Some of the quotations are genuinely excellent, cf "Some people think that (scientists) are just some genius nerds in white coats, but they are actually people who are trying to live up to their dreams and learn more." Aren't we all?
science  illustration  children  understanding  scientists  representation  people  perception 
september 2008 by infovore
Why Analytical Applications Fail: Juice Analytics
"Users need to see results before they can ask better, more detailed questions. These feedback loops provide critical learning. Users need to get to data as quickly and easily as possible. A screen without data is delayed progress."
analysis  data  representation  interaction  fisualisation  analytics  information  design  informationdesign  dataviz  infographics 
july 2008 by infovore
Immersive Fallacy « Games Are Art
"This requires a light touch. This requires respect for the gap. The gap is part of your toolset." The importance of gaps is cropping up everywhere. It's in the gap that magic happens.
immersivefallacy  games  play  realism  representation  immersion  sandbox 
june 2008 by infovore
YouTube - Uncanny Valley
30 Rock: Tracey wants to make a porn videogame. Frank tells him you can't, because of the Uncanny Valley. "Explain it to me with Star Wars". Priceless.
30rock  humour  uncannyvalley  representation  design  starwars 
may 2008 by infovore
Representation (17 January 2005, Interconnected)
The quality of a representation that makes it easy to handle, discuss, reshape, pass on: this is how semiotcratic it is.
representation  communication 
january 2007 by infovore

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