Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ted talks related to maps

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_harris_tells_the_web_s_secret_stories.html This TED is about Jonathan Harris explaining his digital maps/diagrams about people emotions. I found interesting the concept of the digital footprint we all leave behind. http://www.ted.com/talks/aris_venetikidis_making_sense_of_maps.html This one is about Aris Venetikidis, a map designer.    

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Inspiration: “Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19908848 An article about how maps have changed, our interaction with them and our environments, and the implications thereof. I like this sentence: “We no longer travel from A to B but from Me to B, and we spread out … Continue reading

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Visual map research

Hi Guys! This is the research I have done till now. In which I realized how broad the maps theme can be! These are some of the different styles of maps I found.

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Inspiration: Classic TV shows on a map

A fictional street map mapping out classic TV shows. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/interactive/2013/oct/31/classic-tv-show-maps-pictures

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Games: Design Journey

Design Journey The map should show the features of design such as risk, time limitation and money Using dice represent chances and risks ‘Budget’ could be the proper description for all the features mentioned above (Updated 1/Nov/2013 group meeting)  

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Inspiration: scratch map!

  Hello guys:) This one is a special series of maps! It can be scratched and recorded by users. Hope can give you some ideas from it! I will upload others later. https://www.scratchmap.org/shop/the-travelogue-64-page-travel-journal/

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Inspiration: The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam

View the English version of the book here More projects by the same author: http://www.janrothuizen.nl/

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Inspiration: How does the design of maps influence our view of the world?

This digresses a bit from our original idea of using maps and journeys to visualise the design process, but maybe it would be interesting to consider how our view of the world is influenced by depictions of it. I think … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Pangea with modern political borders

http://io9.com/heres-what-pangea-looks-like-mapped-with-modern-politi-509812695 This map recently popped up on social media sites: It’s the supercontinent of Pangea with the current political borders overlaid on it. It’s interesting to consider what shapes our views of the world and how abstract political borders are.

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Inspiration: Dymaxion Map & Different Map Projections

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dymaxion_map_unfolded.png Buckminster Fuller proposed this projection / map of the world in the 1940′s. What I find interesting about it, is that there is no ‘right’ way up or down, no north or south, and not bounded to political boundaries, … Continue reading

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