Sabanci University’s interest in supporting research output has been one of the primary initiatives of Image of Science, which will now run its second season July 11 – 15 on campus. Image of Science is a university wide collaboration, open to outside participation this year, organized by visiting faculty Gokhan Ersan (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Melih Papila (FENS), VAVCD teaching assistants, and Nancy Karabeyoglu (SUWC).
Image of Science seeks to familiarize researchers with design tools that can comprehensively depict complex research methodologies and findings.
This year’s week long program of workshops and design tutorials focuses on creating interactive slide shows and presentations of completed or ongoing research. Two days of workshops on implementing design strategies open the program; three days of design work to produce interactive slide shows/presentation of selected submissions follow. All are welcome.
If you have a visual image of a particular ongoing/completed research project and/or would like to learn more of design’s ability to serve as a powerful information source, please consider attending either the workshops or design production; both are free.
The links below are the formal invitation to Image of Science.
Pages containing the work of last year’s projects
To design a series of theater posters is a challenging task itself. I know this from my own experience at Purdue University illustrating the entire 2008-2009 season. I had to read each play and come up with bunch of metaphors that aimed to convey the overall ‘feel’ of the play. However, to design a series of theater posters that defies and embodies the ‘third dimension’ is even more challenging. When it is well done results can be astonishing. The series below were done by Alfalfa Studio, which were commissioned by a theater company from Texas. If you are interested in these kind of ‘to the point’ poster design I would recommend you study the God of Opera Poster Designer “Pierre Mendell”.
Developed for Wired Italy by Density Design.
Creative direction: Donato Ricci
Concept: Michele Graffieti, Luca Masud, Mario Porpora, Gaia Scagnetti
Illustration: Michele Graffieti
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there will be 2 sets of workshops at sabanci university in july on how to visualize scientific data and information.
How can we make sense of the information that surrounds us in today’s complex world? How can we make explanations of the natural and the man-made world; give visual expression to otherwise invisible information; help ease complex tasks; or help people find their way. How can we bring order to rich databases as well as the built environment using elements of visual communication?
Designers achieve these tasks by exploring the nature of information. They interpret and communicate information using the same elements they use in creating aesthetic pleasure, that is, lines, shapes, and colors — but with their added knowledge of the processes that help human cognition.
please check the workshop website for further information. any scientist who has an idea to visualize in any subject (computer science, mechanics, biology, chemistry, physics, etc..) or any designer who likes to work on information design, information visualization and infographics are welcome. this will be a collaborated event so there will be lots of group work and hopefully lots of nice outcomes.
A MoMa interactive exhibition, the link for which was sent to me by Damla Tamer, an alumna of our program herself. Not only do the links lead to some really mind blowing projects but the website’s interface is rewarding in and of itself: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/#