Data visualization requires expertise from multiple disciplines. It mixes different perspectives. It is what Pierre and his group built into this infographic. The art of developing infographics with big data draws from the world of print journalism, statistical analysis and the graphic arts. It will continue to rely on these established disciplines. The difference will be accessibility. More people will have access to tools and the knowledge needed to create infographics that simply communicate complex concepts while also maintaining a richness that helps express a deeper meaning.
If you don’t already know Misteur Valaire, well you are in luck, cause you are about to discover a great band from Montreal. The cover of the album was designed by my talented friend Soleil Denault. She is also doing the art direction for their music videos.
Here is a cool one so you can get to know MV:
Misteur Valaire gives its music for free. You can download it on their website.
Those who know me know I hate cellphone contracts and swore not to ever get one. I actually never had a cellphone until last April, when I purchased a brand new iphone 3Gs from craigslist and disconnected my home phone. I love the iPhone, but I hate the rip-off plans that comes with it. I do not need a data-plan, I can use wi-fi at home/work, and I surf the web enough already!
The FULL OF notebooks were my graduate project. Recently, I was approached by Aire Libre to get them produced. You will soon be able to buy them from their online store, but until then you can simply contact Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
The FULL OF WINE journal is 132 pages. French and english. 29,95$ each.
This journal lets you rate the wines you try, so your impressions will always last. Numerous lists allow you to record wine recommendations and top pairings with different meals or types of cheese. Also: wine gift lists, a world map for your favorite wine regions, colorful note pages and wine and cheese planners.
It took us almost two years to get there: following a Canadian federal directive, departments had to publish their travel and hospitality expenses. Scattered amongst more than a hundred websites, VisibleGovernment.ca (a Canadian non-profit organization promoting online tools for government transparency) scraped this data and put it into a database. The result: a 22MB SQL database, which just waited for an online tool to unlock its potential.
Publishing data is a necessary step for a more transparent democracy, but this data also has to be accessible enough so that any citizen can use to better understand what is going on in the government. With other governments publishing financial and budget data, we felt it was time to create a tool that would give better, easier access to the information hidden in big spreadsheets and databases.
The ExpenseVisualizer is an online tool that takes advantage of modern web technologies to provide a visual, interactive window on the Canadian Hospitality & Travel Expenses dataset. Our goal was to create a simple tool that would give citizens the opportunity to look at the numbers, discover interesting facts, trends and patterns… and more importantly, to easily share their findings!
Montreal designers Mike Giles, Daniel Julien, and Aaron Daley teamed up to create a limited edition watch. The “Prospector Collection” will be the first offering from the much-anticipated Neuvo company, featuring four metal, digital timepieces.
Best of all, the watches are only 45$ each
Rita is doing an installation for FASHION WEEK. Article in the National Post
Festival Mode & Design Montreal: Studio Rita, the Next Big Thing
They also just redid their website. Worth having a look www.ritaritarita.ca