Archive for August, 2007

Design change over time

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

A few years ago I started collecting data to make a visual overview of design history. The “problem” I stumbled upon was how to arrange the information. Soon I realised that an interactive computer based environment (Flash) would fit the project much more. Time could be presented 2D (left to right or up and down) where the user could zoom-in and pan the time-line or as 3D where time would be run in the background.

Software called Gapminder presents time in 3D. If you explore the site you will find this google tool link where you can play around and see different data change over time.

Prof. Hans Rosling uses software from Gapminder to talk about the “developing” world at TED.