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digital information architecture:
designing informationen for digital media.

demographic statistics:
description of the status and change of the population with statistical methods.

augmented reality:
a man-machine-interface where digital information is projected in the user's field of view.


introduction

"we think that there are other things more worth using our skill and experience on."
first things first manifesto, 1964

when otto neurath transformed one-dimensional knowledge from books into two-dimensional picture statistics for his visualization system isotype (international system of typographic picture education), he experimented with all media available at that time. he could, admittedly, only dream of today's numerous media possibilities available on the market: film, interactive media, internet, mobile information systems, virtual and augmented reality. the work titled "digital information architecture" examines the possibilities for visualizing information generated by the new medium of augmented reality(ar). augmented reality is a new man-machine interface which displays information in the user's field of vision (on a pair of data goggles). virtual objects are thus placed in the user's virtual surroundings. the result is augmented reality - an amalgamation of virtuality and reality.

"digital information architecture" is a study about localized and object related visualization of statistics in ar. it is an experiment that tries to project a city's or a neighborhoods's demographic data in real time onto the city's inhabitants. these people are representing the demographic data and thus are transformed into living information graphics.

i decided to set the focus of my diploma on demographic content because i think that designers do have the responsibility to work on social topics. otto neurath and gerd arntz did that in the beginning of the last century and ken garland together with 22 designers in his first things first manifesto 1964, which was renewed in 2000.