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Jul 06, 2011

I Can See Clearly Now

By James WoodIn his masterful book on visual design, Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte has an extended discussion of “sparklines.” If you don’t already know, a sparkline is a small graphical representation of data, usually in the form of a line graph. Tufte says sparklines are: “data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics.” Rather than showing all of the information necessary in one, confused graph, the data is broken out into discreet chunks to be analyzed separately. Whether looking at stock performance, medical data or the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, sparklines can be used to make the raw numerical data comprehensible at a More…

LCD video wall , Clarity Matrix , digital design

Jun 21, 2011

Digital Signage Trends: Shapes

By James WoodThe rectangle dominates signage. Billboards, menus, movie posters and nearly every sign is locked into the rectangle. Digital signage has been following the same path, largely due to the form factor of display panels (surprise, surprise, also rectangles). But the growing trend seen in digital signage is different shapes. It might be an arch, a wave, a tower or a spiral, but the shapes are coming out to play.It’s not the individual panels that are changing in size, but the configuration of the panels that provides different shapes. Two things are necessary to allow the variety of configurations to work at all: a versatile mounting system More…

Clarity Matrix , image processing , digital design , digital signage trends , indisys , video wall design

May 20, 2011

Planar Installations Highlighted in "Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design" article by Jacob Slevin

On May 12, Jacob Slevin, Co-Founder of DesignerPages.com and Guest Curator of Huff Post Art's Design Thursdays posted an article on HuffingtonPost.com on "Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design" that highlighted Planar displays that exemplify creative and dynamic digital design in a variety installation environments. In his article, Slevin showed a number of examples that have led him to predict that "digital surfaces will emerge as a leading material and surface in the coming years, one which will be specified and installed by both design professionals and homeowners alike."Two prominent Planar Clarity Matrix Video Wall More…

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