Monday, November 23, 2009

Aging as Data Visualization

Aging as Data Visualization

All objects age.

The aging process records a history of the forces acting upon an object.

The physical manifestations of aging can be read as a type of data visualization.

By analyzing this data visualization we gain a better understanding of not only the object itself but also how the object is used and how it fits into its environment. We can begin to put the object in context.


Examples:

Public Statues:
The polished part of the bronze statute show where people touch them most often.


Game Path, Worn Carpet, Worn Stairs:
These three are all a type of data visualization for foot traffic.


Tire Wear:

Buttons // Remote Control: