New challenges for data design

David Bihanic

Ce mois-ci, paraît en anglais aux éditions Springer (Londres) l’ouvrage collectif dirigé par David Bihanic intitulé « New Challenges for Data Design » (les nouveaux défis pour le design des données). Ce livre rassemble les contributions de 30 designers-chercheurs de grande renommée à l’échelle internationale. 20 d’entre eux se sont vus confier l’écriture d’articles dont les visées premières furent d’interroger les concepts et méthodes qui sous-tendent leur démarche de conception créative. Les 10 personnalités restantes se sont prêtés avec sérieux et enthousiasme au jeu de l’interview écrite laquelle suivait les mêmes visées. Composé de 23 chapitres (soit 447 pages, 283 illustrations dont 248 en couleurs), le volume se partage en 8 sections couvrant les principaux champs du domaine concerné. Retrouvez ci-dessous le texte d’annonce rédigé par David Bihanic et publié par l’éditeur :

I’m glad to announce the release of the book entitled “New Challenges for Data Design” at Springer editions (London). This new book provides a platform for leading Data designers whose vision and creativity help us to anticipate major changes occurring in the Data Design field, and pre-empt the future. Each of them strives to provide new answers to the question, “What challenges await Data Design?” To avoid falling into too narrow a mind-set, each works hard to elucidate the breadth of Data Design today and to demonstrate its widespread application across a variety of business sectors. With end users in mind, designer-contributors bring to light the myriad of purposes for which the field was originally intended, forging the bond even further between Data Design and the aims and intentions of those who contribute to it. The first seven parts of the book outline the scope of Data Design, and presents a line-up of “viewpoints” that highlight this discipline’s main topics, and offers an in-depth look into practices boasting both foresight and imagination. The eighth and final part features a series of interviews with Data designers and artists whose methods embody originality and marked singularity.

As a result, a number of enlightening concepts and bright ideas unfold within the confines of this book to help dispel the thick fog around this new and still relatively unknown discipline. A plethora of equally eye-opening and edifying new terms, words, and key expressions also unfurl. Informing, influencing, and inspiring are just a few of the buzz words belonging to an initiative that is, first and foremost, a creative one, not to mention the possibility to discern the ever-changing and naturally complex nature of today’s datasphere.

Providing an invaluable and cutting-edge resource for design researchers, this work is also intended for students, professionals and practitioners involved in Data Design, Interaction Design, Digital & Media Design, Data & Information Visualization, Computer Science and Engineering.

List of authors:

Ali Almossawi Mozilla Corporation, San Francisco, CA, USADavid Bihanic CALHISTE Laboratory, University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis, Valenciennes, France
Rachel Binx Walnut, CA, USA
Arlene Birt Background Stories, Ames, IA, USA
Alberto Cairo University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA
Andy Cameron New York, NY, USA
Giorgio Caviglia Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Dino Citraro Periscopic, Portland, OR, USA
Nicholas Felton New York, NY, USA
Steffen Fiedler Studio NAND, Berlin, Germany
Fabien Girardin Near Future Laboratory, Sierre, Switzerland
Wesley Grubbs Pitch Interactive, Berkeley, CA, USA
Jonathan Harris New York, NY, USA
Sha Hwang Walnut, CA, USA
Jonas Loh Studio NAND, Berlin, Germany
Giorgia Lupi Accurat, New York, NY, USA
Pablo Martínez-Díez Tech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; BAU Design College of Barcelona, Universitat de Vic (UVIC), Barcelona, Spain
Scott Murray University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco, CA, USA
Santiago Ortiz Moebio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stefanie Posavec London, UK
Kim Rees Periscopic, Portland, OR, USA
Mar Santamaria-Varas School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Moritz Stefaner Lilienthal, Germany
Stephan Thiel Studio NAND, Berlin, Germany
Jan Willem Tulp TULP Interactive, The Hague, The Netherlands
Giorgio Uboldi Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Richard Vijgen Richard Vijgen Studio, GT, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Christopher Warnow Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Benjamin Wiederkehr Interactive Things, Zürich, Switzerland
Ben Willers Lincoln, UK


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