About the project

The data-objects project is a practice-based research project that asks the following questions:

  • Can the creation of physical artefacts based on data extracted from complex digital information systems change the way we read, interpret and respond to digital information?
  • By reconceptualising digital information into a physical environment can we add new insight to information that is typically presented in the form of statistical lists, and graphs, to people outside the scientific community?
  • What qualities/traits can we capitalise when moving information between digital/material environments?

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This research has been undertaken through The Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University

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Keywords: Information Design, Information Visualisation, Material Culture, Tangible Data

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