education

Space visualization inspires and can educate

I remember browsing through the library of my parents and since my dad is an engineer we had not only books about the "achievements of technology" but also books about space flight and the mission to the moon. The graphical language of this books and the illustrations have build my visual taste. I find it personally important to expose children and youngsters to a variety of visual languages and with the right guidance to art. While I despise most of the art circle the works of the masters can touch and inspire everyone.

The illustrations featured here from NASA are maybe not masterpieces but they are good examples of how you can make dull facts interesting while not dumbing down the message or falsifying it. This way they can inspire graphic designers to create better visualizations and readers to get excited about spaceflight.

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You may find these Space Missions Infographics interesting to view. I combined them into this collection set. Some of the images are very wide so I split them in two images for improved aspect dimension. The larger photos are located at the end of the album. Most of the images are found at the NASA website. Don't forget to visit the +NASA Google+ page. Oh yea, one more mention +Ron Garan is a NASA Astronaut.

www.nasa.gov/missions/index.html

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DesignPodcast of the week

No time for reading about Design? Want to get an insight what designers/developers/artists think about their work directly from their voice? Why not listen to some design podcasts. I often feel that written interviews are edited versions of the voice of designers - interpretations of the designers thought by writers and editors. In podcast interviews I can not only hear the voice but also get an idea about the character and the importance of a subject to a designer - it's a real conversation after all. I will share weekly a podcast who inspires me to do better work and/or think differently about my work.

First off a very popular one - Design Matters with Debbie Millman Design Matters with Debbie Millman is a thought-provoking internet podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.

Although very popular I just found out about this great interview series - take you time to listen also to the archive. Here are the links - Enjoy: - http://observermedia.designobserver.com/show_designmatters.html - http://observermedia.designobserver.com/show_designmattersarchive.html - Podcast Subscription URL: http://designobserver.com/show.designmatters2009-10.xml

#podcast #design #interview #inspiration #education

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Design Matters Archive: Observer Media: Design Observer

09.23.11. Jessica Hische In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Jessica Hische discusses her attachment to the internet, the differences between being a letterer and a type designer and workin...

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5 reasons a designer should graduate college

More and more I hear influential people talking about graduating college as a waste of time. There are even "scholarships" for not attending college. I think this is the wrong direction to go and here are my five reasons why a designer should graduate a college or university.