VOME Presentation - Mapping the Intangible: Experimental Design Practices

vome logoThe Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) project hosted a presentation evening event at the Design Council, Covent Garden on the 22nd March.

At this event, VOME presented some of the artistic output from the VOME project and presented a talk on experimental design practices by Peter Hall, Design Educator and Critic, University of Texas. In his talk, Peter Hall explained approaches to creating visualisations of societal issues using artistic input and social research and discussed the potential role these approaches might play in technology design.

Abstract: Peter Hall presentation – Mapping the Intangible: Experimental Design Practices
In recent years, designers, architects and artists have increasingly turned to mapping as a means of researching and visualizing complex problems, and revealing potential solutions. Drawing from cartographic practices, but questioning the limitations of traditional maps, many recent mapping projects explore how overlooked interests and seemingly immeasurable elements like emotions can be visualized using collaborative methods and technologies. In this talk, Peter Hall discusses the emergence of mapping as a design process and asks what technology design might learn from these experimental approaches to understanding and visualizing socially constructed concepts such as privacy, networks and identity.

For further information on VOME and the presentation evening, please click here.