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Monday, June 15th, 2009

Last Monday the Fifth Edition of Frontiers of Interaction took… more

Information Design Conference 2009

Monday, April 27th, 2009

After the Density design course I start a thesis about… more

Visual Cooking | Variazioni grafiche in cucina

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Finally we’re able to show the result of a side… more

Fold it, it makes sense! Six stories about poverty.

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Density Open Day 2009

Who are the poor? Poverty is neither a number nor an index. It cannot be reduced to a line that divides those who are above and those who are below establishing a unique space for social exclusion. Poverty is a multidimensional and complex phenomenon. Its reduction to a unique representation can generate distorted visions of the phenomenon and create ineffective or counterproductive interventions.

Is predictability equals to amelioration?

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

The suggestion by IXDA forum about basic user interaction design concepts gives us opportunity to make clear an intrinsic paradigm to complexity.

As in, if you can accurately predict what’s going to happen next in a System, it’s because the Action you’re taking is understandable, clear, logical and above all brings ameliorations to the main subject. If you can accurately predict what’s next, It means the System has high ameliorability.
If you can’t accurately predict what’s next, the System has low improvement perspectives.

Informed simplicity

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Matthew Frederick in 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School (The MIT Press, 2007) after saying how to draw a line, also says that there are three levels of knowing:
-simplicity, is the world view of the child or uninformed adult, fully engaged in his own experience and happily unaware of what lies beneath the surface of immediate reality.
-complexity, characterizes the ordinary adult world view. It is characterized by an awareness of complex system in nature and society but an inability to discern clarifyng patterns and connection.
-informed simplicity, is an enlightened view of reality. It is founded upon an ability to dicern or create clarifying patterns within complex mixtures.

Designer & the Elastic Mind: an interview with Paola Antonelli (and the relation between scale and complexity)

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Quoting from Paola Antonelli interiew: What has changed in scale… more

Tempting trails left unexplored

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

[img: Fab/ Summer 2005 /Leonora Sartori+Francesco Meneghini]

As Peter Turchi says (in Maps of the Imagination: the writer as cartographer): “To ask for a map is to say: Tell me a story”.

A selected story, surrounded by blank spaces, sometimes more significant than the story itself, a story from the skew mental map of ourselves

Design and the Elastic Mind at MoMA

Friday, February 8th, 2008

One of design’s most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change

If you are close to NY, you must definitely take a visit at the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMa.


Monday, January 14th, 2008

Glassbooth helps American citizens in choosing the presidential candidate that… more