Class 1: Introductions

Space and time are the backbone of our lives. We require information about our surroundings and events to function in the world. Access to digital data has fundamentally changed how we interpret the events occuring on our planet. Harnessing the information available to us by translating the computed ones and zeros into a digestible format can help us understand our surroundings, our world, in a larger context. This allows us to be thoughtful and active participants in society.

The 2016 spring Communication Design Workshop at IIT Institute of Design focuses on visualizing space. We provide design students the forum to explore public datasets about local, national, global space and visualize them using digital tools and coding.

How can designers quickly understand what’s going on in the world so we can be better informed as we develop our solutions?

This blog follows the class and our explorations for the next 12 weeks.