Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Googlefluence

Google's influence on how we interpret visual information is moving deeper into the art and education arena. This Flickr project was created by Stamen Design, a small San Francisco design studio that has been behind some of the most impressive work in the infographic space. Stamen has created the SFMOMA ArtScope project which is a completely interactive and visual browsing tool that leverages some of the UI principals from Google Maps. It makes browsing the 3,500 objects from the museum both immersive and entertaining. 

The firm also created Oakland Crimespotting, a service that elegantly and frighteningly maps crimes occurring across the city and enables users to sort through the data on a personally level by taking the search to a block by block level.

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