By now you’ve seen Steve’s pick – Peter Van Uhm’s Why I chose a gun – and Brooke’s pick – Brené Brown’s The power of vulnerability. Now, I’m really happy to put up my pick! It’s really hard picking a favourite, there are so many, but for me, this week it’s Sarah William’s Mapping the psychological city.
I work with data and I’m really interested in the magic of turning data into information and knowledge. There are small differences between data and knowledge. Basically knowledge is sorted filtered categorized data. Though differences are small the impact of well presented data is huge and Sarah demonstrates brilliantly her approach to working social check in data into knowledge about the places where we live. Sarah takes it one step further as she works up knowledge about our lives and our relationships with our urban environment and presents the complexity in a remarkably visual and digestable way. Sarah’s knowledge benefits people and will help future urban designers to build better cities as well as helping us all understand the psychological tectonics of our spaces.
Where did you fall in love? And, what does that mean about that space? Sarah might know.