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21 MARCH 2015

Edward Tufte: Envisioning Information



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chartscolour • colour and information • complex data • computer interfaces • courtroom exhibits • diagrammatic visualisationdiagramsEdward Tufte • Envisioning Information (1990) • escaping flatland • Flatland (1884)guidebook • how to explain complex material • information designinformation designer • information display • mappingpop-up booksscientific illustration • scientific presentations • sensemakingstatistical graphicsstatistical informationstereo photographytimetable • visual means

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Simon Perkins
29 APRIL 2013

Visualising Politecnico di Milano's School of Design

"Politecnico di Milano, in order to present the School of Design in its own stand at Salone del Mobile 2013, asked DensityDesign to realize a 4 mt x 2 mt poster showing the structure and the efficiency of the School of Design system at Politecnico. The visualization is a picture of the 2010 / 2011 academic year. We began with the visualization of the figures related to students.

On the left side you can start following the students path from the admission test to their bachelor degree, which is connected to data related to the type of contract one year after graduation (data referred to a 2010 survey).

We decided to integrate the visualization with information related to credits distribution. Every circle is a course of study and shows its typology of exams (theoretical courses, labs, etc.) with related C.F.U. (university course credits). Inside it is shown the average of earned credits by students every year. In the right side you can see the same data related to master degree.

We also visualized how many teachers each department gives to the school of design.

The poster has been completed with information about PhDs, technical and research labs and the number of students for each school of Politecnico.

The poster was realized in one week by Gabriele Calvi and Sara De Donno with the supervision of Michele Mauri."

(Sara De Donno, 24 April 2013, Density Design)

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20102011 • academic department • academic year • bachelors degree • CFU • communication designcommunication design educationdataDensity Designdesign coursedesign schooldiagrammatic visualisationfashion designflowchart • Gabriele Calvi • info visualisation • infographicsinformation designinformation diagraminformation visualisation • infovis • interior designmasters degree • Michele Mauri • number of students • org chartorganisation chartorganisational designorganisational schemaorganisational teamsPolitecnico di Milanoposterproduct design • Salone del Mobile • Sara De Donno • students path • university • university course credits

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Simon Perkins
01 FEBRUARY 2013

Entity Relationship Diagramming video tutorial

Fig.1 Gina Baldazzi (2013). "Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) Training Video", 15 minutes.

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ridge table • business rules • cardinality • crows foot notation • data modellingdata modelling techniquedatabase design • database entity • design techniquediagrammatic visualisationEntity-Relationship DiagramEntity-Relationship ModellingERDERMinformation architectureinformation design • intersection table • logical database designlogical relationshipslogical structurenotation • primary key • relational modelling • relationship modelling • tuple • unique key • video tutorial

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Simon Perkins
04 AUGUST 2011

Density Design: a Politecnico di Milano research lab

"DensityDesign is a Research Lab in the design department (INDACO) of the Politecnico di Milano. It focuses on the visual representation of complex social, organizational and urban phenomena. Although producing, collecting, and sharing information has become much easier, robust methods and effective visual tools are still needed to observe and explore the nature of complex issues.

Our research aim is to exploit the potential of information visualization and information design and provide innovative and engaging visual artifacts to enable researchers and scholars to build solid arguments. By rearranging numeric data, reinterpreting qualitative information, locating information geographically, and building visual taxonomies, we can develop a diagrammatic visualization – a sort of graphic shortcut – to describe and unveil the hidden connections of complex systems. Our visualizations are open, inclusive, and preserve multiple interpretations of complex phenomena.

DensityDesign is committed to collaborating with other researchers and organizations devoted to academic independence and rigor, open enquiry, and risk taking to enhance our understanding of the world."

(DensityDesign, Design Research Lab)

Fig.1 "Cooperative Design Knowledge "

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Simon Perkins
10 JULY 2009

Case*Method: Entity Relationship Modelling

"powerful technique of entity relationship modelling from this definitive guide. In a lucid instructional style, Richard Barker shows how the data modelling technique can be applied to develop high–quality, integrated information systems."

Richard Barker (1990). CASE* Method: Entity Relationship Modelling, Addison–Wesley.

[Entity-Relationship Modelling is a method for designing a 'logical' database (as apposed to creating a 'physical' database). In the notation an 'entity' is a logical way of describing a database table. Each entity has properties, which are a logical way of describing database fields. Each entity will more than likely have a relationship with other entities, these are expressed in terms of either a 'many-to-one' or a 'one-to-many' or a 'one-to-one relationship. Note that it is not logically possible to have a 'many-to-many' relationship - in such cases an 'intersection table' is inserted.]

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3NF • Case Method • data • data administrators • data analysis • data analysts • data modelling • data modelling language • data modelling technique • data normalising • data strategists • database design • database normalisation • definitive definition • definitive guide • design techniquediagrammatic visualisation • Edgar Codd • entity • Entity-Relationship DiagramEntity-Relationship ModellingERDERM • flight ticket ERD • graphical information model • hierarchical visualisationinformation design • integrated information systems • Integration DEFinition for Information Modelling (IDEF1X) • logical database design • logical hierarchy • logical relationshipslogical structure • lucid instructional style • normal form • normalisation process • referential integrity • relationship modelling • Richard Barker • semantic data modelling • softbox • software engineering • third normal form • Third Normal Form (3NF)

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Simon Perkins
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