Department of Design

Curated by Timoni West.

Primarily focused on product design, technology, cognitive psychology, and the brain. Also—pretty pictures, sometimes moving.


Posts about cartography
April 17th, 2014

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population. By mapsbynik

September 17th, 2013

To solve the problem [of making a cloudless map], MapBox takes a much finer-grained approach. It takes all the images it has of an area and stacks them on top of each other. Then, it reorders each column of pixels in the stack based on how cloudy it thinks it is. “We do that for every pixel in the world,” says Loyd. (via A Cloudless Atlas — How MapBox Aims to Make the World’s ‘Most Beautiful Map’ | Wired Design |

October 30th, 2012
July 9th, 2011