Curated By; Max Whitby

Max Whitby was another designer featuring in the Curated By conference. He discussed his methods and touched on different projects he had been involved in; – Biophilia – Corresponding app to Bjork’s “Biophilia” album – Book App – Elements – Liszt Sonata in B Minor App I looked into the first one because I was …


TED & PBS Digital Studios


As extra research I decided to go back to the drawing board and look at a few of the TED Talks that we were shown earlier in the module. I came across a playlist of 10 videos all glorifying the use visual data.

The link is as follows;

Chris Jordan – Turning Powerful Stats into Art; by working with powerful stats and experimenting with scale, Jordan reinforces the story using scale as a shock factor. This approach is really effective and leaves the audience gripped.

I also used youtube to find further research, I came across this video that stresses the use  of data visualisation to clarify a narrative and present information. The link is below;

The Art of Data Visualisation; Featuring Edward Tufte, Julie Steele, Josh Smith, Jer Thorpe. Expresses the importance to challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in everyday information-infused lives.


By looking over these video’s it pushed me to understand that I must hook onto a specific topic in order to progress in my development. I have been struggling to pin-point a particular topic to expand on and develop, these video’s have reinforced the importance of this in order to progress. As a result, I now know i need to find a particular set of data and immerse myself in the topic to discover different ways of displaying it.




Quite like these; 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. Above is an example of a set of data being transformed …