announce | 14 Jul 19:54 2011

Diagrams 2012 Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals

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Seventh International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams

http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2012/
diagrams2012 <at> diagrams-conference.org

2 – 6 July 2012
Canterbury, Kent, UK

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We solicit proposals for tutorials and workshops to be held as part of
Diagrams 2012. 

========================    Tutorials    ============================

Tutorials allow conference attendees to expand their knowledge and could
introduce researchers to emerging topics, new technologies, or deliver an
overview of the state-of-the-art in an existing area. Prospective tutorial
instructors must submit a tutorial proposal for review, the details of which
can be found at: http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2012/content/tutorials. Of
note is that tutorials should be either 1 or 2 hours in length and they will
be incorporated in to the main conference program, which runs 3 – 5 July,
2012. 

Interested researchers should submit their proposal by the deadline:

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Karel van der Waarde | 26 Jul 08:47 2011
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Debt visualization

Dear all,

Nice visualization of US-debt: http://www.wtfnoway.com/

[ Same topic as Nigel Holmes' visualization: http://www.nigelholmes.com/motion/tedex.htm ]

Unfortunately, these visualizations don't offer a solution or suggest a way to alleviate the circumstances.

Kind regards,
Karel.
waarde <at> glo.be
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Jorge Frascara | 26 Jul 11:02 2011
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Re: Debt visualization

Lovely the graphics, terrible the time bomb.


Let's keep on dancin' in the Titanic.

I like the fact that, at a certain point, information design becomes clearly persuasive (about the severity of the situation).

Cheers

Jorge


On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Karel van der Waarde <waarde <at> glo.be> wrote:
Dear all,

Nice visualization of US-debt: http://www.wtfnoway.com/

[ Same topic as Nigel Holmes' visualization: http://www.nigelholmes.com/motion/tedex.htm ]

Unfortunately, these visualizations don't offer a solution or suggest a way to alleviate the circumstances.

Kind regards,
Karel.
waarde <at> glo.be
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Rob Waller | 26 Jul 15:34 2011
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Re: Debt visualization

While I'm pleased to see US measures alongside metric (i.e., US football vs soccer pitches), being English I actually need to see measurements in terms of double-decker buses. There's a nice website where you can calculate the exchange rate: http://chrico.mazca.com/ddbc.html

I actually find this non-graphic alternative, linked to from wtfnoway, more interesting: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

You can see the figures changing, and it is also far richer in data. For example, I learn that each US citizen averages around $51k personal debt, while their share of the national debt is around $47k. The most extraordinary figure is total debt per family: $668,639. I now want to know how many paper rounds their kids will need to do to pay it off.

Rob Waller 



On 26 Jul 2011, at 10:02, Jorge Frascara wrote:

Lovely the graphics, terrible the time bomb.

Let's keep on dancin' in the Titanic.

I like the fact that, at a certain point, information design becomes clearly persuasive (about the severity of the situation).

Cheers

Jorge


On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:47 AM, Karel van der Waarde <waarde <at> glo.be> wrote:
Dear all,

Nice visualization of US-debt: http://www.wtfnoway.com/

[ Same topic as Nigel Holmes' visualization: http://www.nigelholmes.com/motion/tedex.htm ]

Unfortunately, these visualizations don't offer a solution or suggest a way to alleviate the circumstances.

Kind regards,
Karel.
waarde <at> glo.be
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Corinne Pritchard | 27 Jul 15:52 2011
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Typefaces for dyslexics?

I know you'll all enjoy this:


"Reading printed text is so fluid and transparent for most people that it's hard to imagine it feeling any other way. Maybe that's why it took a dyslexic designer to create a typeface that optimizes the reading experience for people who suffer from that condition.Christian Boer's "Dyslexie" doesn't exactly make the letterforms look conventionally beautiful, but since when is that a prerequisite for well-designed? If it works, it works. And according to an independent study by the University of Twente in Boer's native Netherlands, it does work."


Yours,

Corinne
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