This report looks at the disruptive effect big data is having on the visualisation of information, by first investigating the objectives of visualising data, then examining the attributes, uses and risks of big data, and finally analysing the opportunities in this area of visual communication design.
‘Emerging futures’ is the intriguing name of this course in my Master of Design studies, which looks at near-future directions in design theory and practice.
Traditionally, design is about creating effective solutions to existing problems and human needs. Designers aim to generate creative, usable ideas for new or better designed products, services, structures, interfaces or pieces of communication. Sometimes in the process of doing this, they help make the world a better place. Speculative design is the opposite of designing …
Who or what are disruptors? The term “disruptors” is a buzz word that has been around since the mid 1990s, generally referring to innovations in technologies, products or services that radically disrupt the status quo. These disruptions can be embodied in new business models, technologies, people, organisations or cultural/social movements.