POST FACT: Visualizing Information

Eligible: students, professionals
Register/Submit: 15 September 2010
Registration fee: none

An abundant range of potentialities for visualizing information has emerged.  Data is increasingly being used to generate complexity in the design of graphics, packaging, objects, exhibition spaces, interiors, and architecture.  Across the allied disciplines, shaping an experience by marrying visual metaphor to information has taken on deeper meaning in our globally connected world.  Inducing complexity to frame a particular point of view that connects, addresses, inspires, or confounds can offer new portals into a project.  By seeking such complexity, designers engage critical opportunities to define, frame, and focus seen and unseen forces operating across time, space, and context.  Thus, an ability to simultaneously convey simplicity through greater complexity offers new territory for both author and audience.  Today, research and diagramming are being applied in unconventional ways.  Aesthetically and procedurally elaborate, such methods – on occasion approaching art, offer sophisticated and stimulating tools that provide clarity through visual richness.  post fact:visualizing information seeks work in graphic design, industrial design, exhibition design, interior design, and architecture that showcases various research-based methodologies employing data-driven design and information visualization.  The exhibition seeks trans-disciplinary work that illustrates the potential for complexity, simplification, and readability by employing techniques and forms of expression that expand the role of information in conceiving contemporary design.

Diego Padilla Diaz de Leon
Professor, Department of Art and Design
DAAD, Universidad de Monterrey
Gregory Marinic
Professor, Department of Architecture
DAAD, Universidad de Monterrey

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