Thursday, March 17, 2011

visualisation: creating multiple acts of beauty

This is a website to get lost in. I admire (yearn for) the gift of making complex things simple, the beauty that comes from clarity. This is a fascinating new venture which attempts to visualise data. It involves academics and design schools from around the world.

Note the key words:
complex, interdependent
understanding proceeds action
design is about integration.
it is dynamic, based on people doing things
design enables us to negotiate a revolution
integrate and collaborate

I have no idea how this can be applied to missiology and theology, but I’d love to be part of a conversation on this.

Posted by steve at 10:19 AM


  1. Do you know about Hans Rosling’s work on presenting global development data at Gapminder?

    Comment by Bob Sneddon — March 19, 2011 @ 2:29 am

  2. that’s great. what I like about visualiser is that sense of collaboration – both on design but then also on the peer review before being made public. so there’s a sense of checking cf one person’s opinions


    Comment by steve — March 19, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

  3. love it!

    Comment by craig mitchell — March 20, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

  4. reminds me of the world flag animation of stats about poverty etc. have you seen it?

    Comment by craig mitchell — March 20, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

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