Tag: Information Decoration



With this project, Nadeem Haidary is trying to make life’s facts more tangible by creating products that tell you facts and statistics about the context that the item is designed for. In this example of information decoration, digital information is placed back into the physical world. More examples at Nadeem Haidary.

led plate

A plate that regulates the speed of eating

led plate
Many people tend to eat too fast. As a result they do not receive signals from the stomach that they are in fact full. The result can be overeating and obesity.

To encounter these modern diseases, designer Lissa Kooijman created a plate that helps you pace your meal. It comes with built-in LEDs that indicate how long you should take to swallow one mouthful. Lissa’s idea is that due to the LEDs you will pay more attention to eating. The LEDs keep on burning to indicate how long you should wait to take the next bite. You should enjoy your meal more and avoid eating too fast.

The project is a collaboration between TU/e Industrial Design, the Catharina Hospital, and Nedap Healthcare. We are awaiting a more cosy candlelight version of the product.
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Mapping the human desire to be touched

Fleshmap touch investigates the collective perception of erogenous zones. Hundreds of people ranked how good it would feel to touch or be touched by a lover in different points of the body. The resulting images reveal a map of sensual desire with multiple focal points and islands of excitement.

This human-body-interface project was created by data visualization artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. The data was gathered via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – a marketplace where paid workers perform simple tasks.


Unfolding the Earth – Myriahedral projections

Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projectionsHow can we unfold the Earth? Making a map of the earth is an ancient problem. For thousands of years cartographers, mathematicians, and inventors have developed methods to flatten the curved surface of the earth into a 2D plane. The main problem is that you cannot do this perfectly, such that both the shape and size of the surface are depicted properly everywhere, hence the result is never neutral.

Visualization professor Jack van Wijk developed a new method of unfolding the earth: Myriahedral projections. The idea is take a map of a small part of the earth, which is almost perfect, glue neighboring maps to it, and repeat this until the whole earth is shown. Of course you get interrupts, but does this matter?

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Miracle Banana Diet

The 150 people watching this Youtube-commercial right now, will copy the source and blog or twitter it forward because it diggs. 40 of them have remorse over the fact that it is an ordinary commercial and not a live search engine to be able to know what’s going on in the Next Nature. 10% of them is thinking; “But this search engine is sure to exist in 5 to 10 years”. 2% will post a comment about it and there’s a 50% chance you are thinking to creatively post something to make me have my facts wrong.

Via: scaryideas.com

Information Decoration

The Nanosong

The American Chemical Society is holding a contest seeking short videos that answer the question: “What is nano?” UC Berkeley graduate student Patrick Bennett and his colleagues got creative and submitted their “Nano Song.”

I guess small things aren’t all that complicated. :{ Want more you say? Read more

agenda wallpaper

Agenda Wallpaper

Using thermochromatic ink, which changes color when the temperature exceeds a specific degree, designer Josien Pieters created a prototype of a dynamic wallpaper that unobtrusively conveys the agenda of its user on the wall.

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Dashboard Tree

dashboard tree
What is that growing on my car dashboard? Is that a tree? Indeed, Ford and Honda’s next-generation dashboard instrument clusters feature trees (a vine in Ford’s case) that grow more lush as drivers maximize their fuel economy. Leaves grow like crabgrass in springtime if you use a light touch on the accelerator and go easy on the brakes. Drive like a speed car racer and they’ll wither faster than general motors stocks.

Via Autopia. See also: On the Road, Little car trees, Information Decoration.