The judges are pleased to bring you this blog's second design contest. May you find this assignment, first and foremost, an opportunity for reflection and self-diagnosis at the end of 2007. The prizes and competition are secondary and incidental. They exist only to push forward the amateur designer who seems most inclined towards professional design.
- Design information in four ways to represent 2007 as you experienced it. This can mean:
- four separate PowerPoint slides with one design apiece,
- one JPEG with four designs gridded onto it,
- an Excel spreadsheet inset with four charts,
Feel free to use pies, bars, dots, bubbles, sparklines, stacks, or designs of your own construction.
- Submit your designs. Either:
- Post your reflections either:
- in the comments here, or
- at your own blog.
- This slide, representing my music intake over 2007, comprises two designs, a bar chart and an ordered list:
- This page, representing Nicholas Felton's travel habits in 2005, comprises four designs.
- Sunday, January 13, 23h59, Pacific Standard Time
- Ethan Bodnar (EthanBodnar.com and dy/dan design contest co-champ)
- Nicholas Felton (Feltron Eight and Megafone)
- Christian Long (think:lab)
- Scott McLeod (Dangerously Irrelevant)
- Dan Meyer (dy/dan)
- Paul Williams (Neu Thinking and dy/dan design contest co-champ)
- A subscription to rockin' good design periodical Before & After magazine.
- You own your slides, though we'll post them here (attributed) and, in all likelihood, pick several apart.
How We Got Here
- The 2006 Feltron Annual Report, Nicholas Felton
- The 2005 Feltron Annual Report, Nicholas Felton
- Who Is Nicholas Felton?, Dan Meyer
- Information Design: Syllabus, Dan Meyer
- The New Division of Labor, Levy and Murnane
- The contest organizer's raving conviction that assignments like these will be essential to math and language education in the 21st century.
- The contest organizer's nagging suspicion that, in ten years time, his raving conviction will look either eerily prescient or (more likely) totally obvious.