Check out the video that catalogues the Bicycling Counts project I did in Minneapolis this past year.
Arlene designs for the communication of backgrounds: bringing cultural, environmental, political and historical stories into focus.
With roots in the Midwest U.S. and a background in journalism, advertising, sustainable development, graphic design and project management, Arlene has recently graduated with a Masters degree in Humanitarian Design at Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands). She is an occasional freelance design writer and was a 2004-05 Fulbright grant recipient to the Netherlands, where she focused on the visual explanation of product life-cycles. She’s currently fascinated by food and telling visual stories with Public Relations agency Haberman & Associates.
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One of my projects is covered in ‘Cause and Effect:Visualizing Sustainability’ by Gestalten. A nice review of the book by Fastcompany.
I’m thrilled to be presenting at Visualized – a conference exploring the intersection of data, design and communication -this November in NYC.
Some of the sustainability stories I’ve created are showcased in July’s METRO magazine in Minneapolis (more details in the print version). I also had an interview with Ode Magazine regarding the ‘Bicycling Counts’ project. METRO article: Seeing is Believing – July 2012 (PDF)
I’m thrilled that ‘Bicycling Counts’ will run during Bike Walk week: June 2-11. Bicycling Counts is an interactive, animated, mobile public art project created to celebrate and prove the collective impact of cycling. Stay tuned for Twitter updates: #bicyclingcounts More info on bicyclingcounts.com
Slides from my IXDA workshop on Communicating Sustainability are available on Slideshare. (There are 3 parts.) Enjoy!
Join the workshop I'm leading at Interaction12 (IxD12) February 1st in Dublin, Ireland. As part of the Interaction Design Association's annual conference, we'll explore how consumers interact with topics related to sustainability, and how can designers facilitate the understanding of, and interaction with complex sustainability data. Sign up on the IxDA website.
Notes From the GreenID Conference Recently presenting at the International Institute of Information Design’s (IIID) GreenID conference in Vienna, I was struck by the phrase, “Context brings understanding.” As information designers, we seek to clarify complex information. And sustainability is certainly a topic area that involves a lot of complexities in communicating related social, ecological […]
I'm excited to an advisor at REcenter's Sustainable Summer School this August in Limburg, Belgium. Join us to tackle themes of water, food and public space throughout the week-long course. More info on REcenter's website. "Seven days of Sustainable Summer School with Institute without Boundaries and Euregional faculty and international experts."