- March 17th, 2009 5:35 PM
The Grove has been working to support green business and collaboration for sustainability on many fronts, most immersively with the RE-AMP Consortium of 93 NGOs and 15 Foundation in the upper midwest. In the process we have been applying our Storymapping™ techniques to the problem of visualizing these concepts. (See my blog post on this at Can We See Progress on Global Warming?) Imagine our delight when Merc Martinelli, CEO of Verdafero, a new startup focusing on green business, sent me this amazing link to Computing for Sustainability’s Visualizing Sustainability post. Here is just one of no less than 138 illustrations of sustainability concepts, from simple to complex. This one is Ray Anderson’s comparison of the path to sustainability being like a Mt. Everset climb. It’s a visual feast so enjoy!!!
- March 15th, 2009 5:09 AM
Colin Ware provided the keynote at this year’s VizThink conference in San Jose and a follow-up workshop on “How Do Patterns Structure Visual Thinking.” He’s a researcher from the University of New Hampshire and quite academic, but in his talk I found validation for a growing consensus that intention is the key player in perception.
He began with an inquiry into the primary uses of visual language. I took a lot of notes, which you can read here if you click to magnify. But then he went to the findings from his research.