1st Edition

Data Visualization for Design Thinking Applied Mapping

By Winifred Newman Copyright 2017
    300 Pages 241 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    300 Pages 241 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Data Visualization for Design Thinking helps you make better maps. Treating maps as applied research, you’ll be able to understand how to map sites, places, ideas, and projects, revealing the complex relationships between what you represent, your thinking, the technology you use, the culture you belong to, and your aesthetic practices. More than 100 examples illustrated with over 200 color images show you how to visualize data through mapping. Includes five in-depth cases studies and numerous examples throughout.

    Introduction.  Mapping as Thinking-Mediating-Making.  Image or Representation.  Diagram, Image, or Map?  Complexity and Legibility.  Problems of Classification.  The Role of the Mapmaker.  Designer as Mapmaker.  Part 1: Maps as Objects of Explanation.  The Map as Artifact and Process.  Correspondence.  Inter-subjectivity and the Relationship of Things or Ideas.  The ‘Neutral Domain’ in the Map.  Part 2: Terms of the Map.  How Maps Communicate: Ordering, Reducing, Weighting.  Data Visualization, Mapping, Measuring.  General Determination of the Five Key Elements.  Functions: Time (and/or Movement) and Place.  Part 3: Maps as Power, Identity and Utopia.  The Map as a Field of Forces: Maps and Representation.  Power and Identity.  New Geographies, New Territories.  Future Place(s).  Part 4: Case Studies.  The Instrumentality of the Map in Design.  Maps and Mapping as Hypothesis Making.  Working with Observation: Quantitative and Qualitative Data.  Case Study 1: Orthographic Projections and the Grid.  Case Study 2: Perceptual Analogues and the Axis of Translation.  Case Study 3: Thematic Mapping and Indexing.  Case Study 4: Catalogs, Taxonomies, and Time.  Case Study 5: Images of the City through Movement.  Further Reading.  Notes.  Index.


    Winifred E. Newman is professor and head of the department of architecture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

    "Newman not only explores and describes maps, mapping and design but also connects them together in one of the most logical and easy to understand text available today. Through a comprehensive explanation of maps and mapping, this book takes us on a path that leads toward learning about design space. (...)
    The graphics in this book and their topics are exceptional, wonderous, colorful and keep readers engaged and thinking. This book is like no other mapping book that I have read, and for that reason I am sure it will be useful and intriguing to students, teachers and those involved in mapping, design and data visualization."
    -Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine