I think crochet patterns can be categorized similarly to how we categorized maps: representing objects spacially, but still in the realm of visual abstraction. This pattern shows the how the individual stitches are constructed in a shawl.
(https://design.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-draw-animals-cats-and-their-anatomy–vector-17417) Steps to drawing a cat, starting from bone structure to muscles to actual cat. Understanding is an extremely individual thing – I know friends who are much better at drawing animals using the steps shown above. For me, I… Continue Reading →
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a8/The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png) This dress was an internet phenomenon a couple years ago. The idea that so many people had so many conflicting opinions about the simple colours of a dress makes me think that data visualization is the same way –… Continue Reading →
(https://i.redditmedia.com/2i71XsHDQsQI6WwwBdZHNRhcSw03JvDNpUchVEil_xM.png?w=1024&s=3ac70f916c0b5aa47379db7d23296d9e) The results of Google searches leading up to a solar eclipse, and then the immediate after-effects of it with the search “my eyes hurt” from New York. While this graph shows some interesting results, it makes me wonder if… Continue Reading →