Below you can browse through a few of my design projects. At least one of the projects (Big Data, Yummy Cookies)
is 100% complete. The projects all
focus around data analytics and data visualization, in other words, taking things we see and rearranging them to make them easier to understand. The purpose
is to answer how can we simplify complex things, whether they we industrial systems, relationships, data, etc.
m i c h o h e n e [at] gmai l . com
There are 100's of ways to design a map. From bicycle maps to subway maps, I seek to compress information
on maps in order uncover insights through creative design.
Elevation Map - this is a really nice way to present different perspectives. The curves
are shown in pink, the
of the track is shown in turquoise.
Full Speed Seattle Map - there is a lot going on here, but this chart answers what effects does adding curves effect how long it takes passengers
to reach their destination.
DESERT + EASIER BAKING
What's behind baking? Magic, skill, a formula? In a project I completed I
chocolate chip cookie recipes and derived a formula for them. In addition, I
created a data visualization that allows you to pick a square to create your
own chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can also download a preview for free
or buy the softcover for reasonable price.
Big Data, Yummy Cookies - is a book I wrote that contains every chocolate chip cookie recipe.
The economy is more than old rocks. The state of the economy is primarily motivated by the desire to create impressions.
If you happen to inherit the throne of a country, what determines whether your country is economically successful or highly indebted. It has been
told to me by some exchange students that there is more to the terms "first-world/developed"
and "third-world/developing" than their labels and immediate impressions. From their experiences, these words were labels and masquerades.
This project will use some of their observations as rules to define an economic chart. This project is 20% complete.
HISTORY + LINGUISTICS
History is full of slight-of-hand techniques used to create impressions. History is also a great resource for evaulating corrupt grammar;
dangling modifiers, transitive verbs with no subjet or direct object. It is also
a rich source of misnomers. How can these corruptions be revealed? A promising development is, odddly enough,
the development of the cookie chart which successfully assigned values for language and therefore led to the ability to validate descriptions.
This project is 10% complete.