In the media
- Review: Informationen gestalten, PAGE Magazin, pp. 58-59, 05/2023
- On the making of Making with Data, AK Peters Visualization Series Videocast, with Alberto Cairo and Tamara Munzner, 04/2023
- Review: Making With Data, a Fascinating Dive Into The World of Physical Data Design, Nightingale - Journal of the Data Visualization Society, Jenn Schilling, 03/2023
- 5 Gründe warum „Making With Data“ ein wichtiges Fachbuch ist, wissendenken.com, Annette Hexelschneider, 03/2023
- Interview with Lora Oehlberg and Wesley Willet, What the Tech?, UCalgary Department of Computer Science, 01/2023
- Interview with Samuel Huron, Dataartefacts, Anne-Laure Fréant, 12/2022
“A mind-blowing collection highlighting what is happening at the frontiers of art and sciences in this new field of data design.”
A mind-blowing collection! With rich visual process descriptions creators invite us into their workshops and let us look over their shoulders. You will discover both an exhibition of wonderful data-inspired works as well as the backstories of each of these pieces. Whether hand-made, machine-controlled, or created through natural processes, all the chapters show fascinating and bespoke creations of data objects. A much needed collection highlighting what is happening at the frontiers of art and sciences in this new field of data design.
— Giorgia Lupi, partner at Pentagram and author of Dear Data
“What a much-needed book! It’s a hugely inspiring tour.”
What a much-needed book! Till, Sam, Lora, and Wes show us that data communication can be so much more than just visualization. There is a whole exciting world of data physicalization waiting to be explored, and the authors open the door for us and lead us through it with intelligent commentary. The book takes us to visit different artists, who explain their approaches and tools — from copper pipes to paper, from wood to electronics. It’s a hugely inspiring tour. Reading this book will make you want to experiment with data in the realm of the physical.
— Lisa Charlotte Muth, data vis designer and writer at Datawrapper
“This book makes me want to turn on the laser cutter and restart the 3D printer to fabricate something startling, informative, and eye opening.”
This book has fresh inspirations from innovative artist-inventors who open up new possibilities for anyone who has data that tells a story. The screen is no longer the goal or the limit; freeing designers to explore more dimensions and shape deeper experiences to reach people with important messages about their health, communities, and climate. Data physicalizations break free into new dimensions where playful imaginations can use water, plastic, wood, or stone to fabricate data stories for public installations and private reflections. This book makes me want to turn on the laser cutter and restart the 3D printer to fabricate something startling, informative, and eye opening.
— Ben Shneiderman, Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
“Making with Data is an invaluable resource for educators and practitioners alike.”
A collection of recent and diverse data-driven physical artifacts and sensorial experiences. Projects are beautifully illustrated and described in jargon-free language packed with practical information elucidating the design process, from the tools used to the context of their conception. Making with Data is an invaluable resource for educators and practitioners alike. It broadens our perspective of representing data by engaging all our senses.
— Isabel Meirelles, Professor at OCAD University and author of Design for Information
“A compelling read for any data enthusiast!”
“Designing with Data” is one of today’s key mantras. What next? Perhaps “Making with Data”, as argued by professors Huron, Nagel, Oehlberg and Willett. This timely book explores new ways data is penetrating our living environment and is crossing the boundary between the physical and the digital. Innovative fabrication methods lend materiality to data, as designers experiment with the use of laser cutters and 3D printers to transform maps and charts into tactile models and artworks. A compelling read for any data enthusiast!
— Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
“This is the book of this end of year!”
— The Data Suffragettes Xmas gift guide, Marthe Viallet
“This wonderful book is packed with delightful examples that are inspired and inspiring and will bring joy to the senses and thought to the mind.”
— Barbara Tversky, Professor emerita of Psychology, Stanford University
“This beautiful and timely book illustrates a seminal intellectual movement to bring abstract, digital data back to the physical world and into the hands of people.”
– Hiroshi Ishii, Professor at the MIT Media Lab
“A fascinating, one-of-a-kind exploration into physical representations of data”
Making with Data by Samuel Huron, Till Nagel, Lora Oehlberg, and Wesley Willett is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind exploration into physical representations of data. It’s very accessible, providing definitions of terms and assuming that readers may have little prior knowledge of techniques. The book is an inspiring and engaging catalog of possibilities in making data physical.
— Jenn Schilling, founder of Schilling Data Studio