Who & How: Sofia Fotaki

•Sofia Fotaki; Notes to Shapes A visual representation of Chopin’s “The Polish Dance” Translated the notes with their names and numbers then created different kind of graphics taking a completely different form but still understandable. Looking to – Experiment with replacing notes/instruments with shapes and alternative notations…

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Standardly stuck between 3 ideas 1# Around the World in 20 Raves 2# Ten Tallest Skycrapers; Pop-up 3# Visual Representation of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells II – Sentinel Music plays a huge part in my life, I used to play various instruments and understand and appreciate the quality of a beautifully written and put together …


Quite like these;

http://neomam.com/infographics/car-fuel-prices-around-the-world-data-visulisation/ I particularly like adapted world maps that display a certain set of figures in relation to the rest of the world. I like the fact you can make comparisons for yourself, taking your own initiative and interpreting the information on your own. http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html Above is an example of a set of data being transformed …


Introductory Workshop

My Tools: Before: My Tools Archetypal Charts and Graphs:       Reading List: Approach and language – Ambrose, Gavin, Aono-Billson, Nigel c2011 (electronic book) Bubbles, Lines, and String: How Information Visualization Shapes Society – Hall, Peter Information graphics – Rendgen, Sandra, Wiedemann, Julius 2011 Visualize this: the FlowingData guide to design, visualization, and statistics …


Envisioning Information

Extracting information and presenting it visually: INFORMATION GRAPHICS

Keywords -

Mapping -is creating graphic representations of information using spacial relationships within the graphic to represent some relationships within the data.”

Charting - (definition to be found)

Generative Design – “describes a design method that is implemented in various design fields.”

Interactive Design – “designing interactive products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives.”

From Interaction design, 2nd edition, by Sharp, Rogers, and Preece, p8.









What topical areas am I most interested in focusing on?

I’ve always been interested in geography, history, current affairs, and keeping up-to date with what’s going on in the world. As a result, I’d like to make my infographic informative and effective.


What has interested me so far?

Below is a map of the world distorted in order to display specific statistics visually and enable you to compare them to the rest of the world. In this instance the figure below displays the amount of people affected by natural disasters each year. The countries that appear swollen are the ones who are most affected, the ones that appear thinner are obviously less affected. By looking at this map you can not only extract the given information but it also highlights a clear division in higher and lower economically developed countries. I like the fact that although it is just a map, you can take lots of different information from it and link it to others.

Affected by Disasters; http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=245

What do I want to know more about?

I would like to know more about how to present data in 3D form, looking into installations and effective ways of putting the data across.