Food for thought: How does one ingredient become linked to one place?
That’s one question artists Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin had in mind when they hatched their “food map” series—a collection of country and continent maps made using ingredients synonymous with those regions. Think India rendered in spices, New Zealand in kiwifruit, South America in citrus.
Visual Rhetoric explores how bridging social sciences, art and design can yield new ways of thinking and knowing as well as communicating social research to different audiences that invites dialogue, influences policy and generates economic and social value.
Through a cycle of meetings between the LCC and the LSE since 2008, designers and researchers have worked together and produced a variety of posters and short films, all providing interesting starting points for a dialogue on the role of design in data visualization and the research process.
This collaboration ceased in 2013
Students from LCC’s Post Graduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication are working with the Tate on their Tate Sensorium project.
Throughout the duration of the project the Tate will be collecting data from the public (through wrist monitors) as they experience Tate Sensorium. This data will be measurements of their heart rate and skin conductivity.
Students will be visualising this data – to produce content for Tate’s social channels and website.
Graphs and maps are a great way of making statistics memorable and meaningful. ‘A picture paints a thousand words’, making a well-designed graph or map an excellent way to share a statistical story. The graphs and maps on this page include interactivity and animation, allowing you to engage with ONS data and explore what is important for you. These graphics are in a variety of formats, please check the description on each item for viewing compatability with your system. For those items in Adobe Flash format please ensure you install the latest version for your device from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. To contact the ONS Data Visualisation Centre for more information about the products shown here or for other enquiries please contact datavis@ons