Friday, March 25, 2005

Information Aesthetics, Information Esthetics

Information Aesthetics ( "Inspired by Manovich's definition of information aesthetics, this weblog explores the symbiotic relationships between creative design and the field of information visualization, in what could be coined as 'creative information visualization'."

Information Esthetics (i.e.): "Making data meaningful—this phrase could describe what dozens of professions strive for: Wall Street systems designers, fine artists, advertising creatives, computer interface researchers, and many others. Occasionally something important happens in these practices: a data representation is created that reveals the subject’s nature with such clarity and grace that it both informs and moves the viewer. We both understand and care. This is the focus of Information Esthetics."

Information design that helps us to understand and care. Clear and graceful data displays. Beautiful meaning.