Circular Visualisation

31/01/2014 § Leave a comment

Data Four Data Five


Here are another two visualisations i’ve been working on based on a circular theme. This is quite a tedious job as it takes a lot of playing around to get it exactly how you want it but I think the end product gives you a really simplistic visual. I love how the data is represented in a graphical form as well as we need to remember we’re not creating infographics. I really do like these so there’s a possibility i’ll continue working on them and developing them further (doing all these on Illustrator is also helping my skills, yay!)


Dr Alison Rowley: How Do We Think About Modernism?

30/01/2014 § Leave a comment

What is modernism? When was modernism? What are the relations between historical modernity and the set of aesthetics…

Lumiere (creators of cinema)

Lowry and the painting of modern life

Karl Marx – Manifesto of the Communist Party 1848

Georg Simmel – The metropolis and Mental Life, 1902-3

The Universal Exhibition of 1867, Edouard Manet

Haussmanistion of Paris between 1853 and 1870

Gustave Caillebotte, Rue de Paris, Temps De Pluie 1877

”    ” Le Pont de l’Europe 1876

Mary Cassat – Five o’ Clock Tea 1880

A Bar at the Folies-Bergere 1882 by Edouard Manet


My Finished Marilyn

29/01/2014 § Leave a comment

Marilyn-PortraitI am extremely happy with how she turned out! Simple yet affective!


Project Considerations Design Client

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Place in Economy – Micro and Macro issues

Government attitude

  • help or hindrance?
  • regulations?

Financial strength of firm

true market standing

intent of project

  • link to other aspects?

attitude/ethics of management and company

You (Designer)

  • capability of firm
  • capability of designer(s)
  • risk understanding
  • project management abilities
  • financial strength
  • ethics and attitude
  • other work

[Design Phase] [Execution Phase] | [Implementation Phase]

This infers contracts!

Never give designers the real deadline, always set it early.

Confidence is always the key

Design Practice in Context: Memory Learning and Neuroplasticity

29/01/2014 § Leave a comment

The Brain That Changes Itself

Neuroplasticity Sensory Brain Maps:

  • Localisation
  • Plastic
  • Changeable
  • Evolving
  • Rewiring

Learning how to learn!

Brain Training Restructuring Brain Anatomy:

  • Practicing new skills
  • Lasting plastic change
  • Increased brain capacity


Sensory Devices for Brain Rehabilitation:

  • Brain Rewiring
  • Late Recovery
  • Alternative
  • Neural Pathways
  • New Functions

We See With Our Brain Now With Our Eyes

“We are natural born cyborgs”

  • The brain reorganises itself using a brain-machine interface

Hubel and Weisel Micromapping Visual Cortex

Shaped by Experience

  • Rewiring visual information

Taubs Constraint Induced Therapy

Learned non-use

  • Long term neglect
  • New learning
  • Intensive training

Brain Training – use it or lose it

  • Practicing new skills
  • Lasting plastic change
  • Increased brain capacity

A Spotty Visualisation Prototype

28/01/2014 § Leave a comment



With this prototype, I decided to play on the company’s title: spotty. Initially I had it in various shades of pink but then realised it wouldn’t make much sense when it’s The Red Spotty Elephant… I also needed a way to create a key in which viewers will know how much each circle represents so decided to make it vibrant with colours of the rainbow. I really love this visualisation as the negative white space makes it look clean, super modern and statistical (if that’s even a word!) Perhaps the layout could be adjusted slightly but in this format it could work well as a booklet. There is definitely potential here.

Prototype Data Visualisations

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Cupcakes-Example-1 Cupcakes-Example-2

These two pieces were influenced by my previous research into Accurat. I decided to have a go at something very simple as more often than not it looks better than cluttered work. Initially I was only going to do the top one with just the basic dots indicating the amount sold that month/year but I wanted to see what it would look like connected. I think the connected image makes the data easier to read but I really love how the dots look so minimal and modern.I will definitely return to this after i’ve ventured into other areas of visualisation. Originally I didn’t have any numerical charts on them but after some feedback, I decided that I should include something as a guideline so you can get a more accurate number for the data.

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