DesignInformatics commissioned Peak15 and Mark Kobine to create their first annual research exhibition called ‘people, data, things’ in 2014.
CONCEPT & OUTCOME:
In collaboration with Mark Kobine, we designed the exhibition using an algorithm (developed by Hadi Mehrpouya) to pick out particular word combinations from the exhibitor research theses. The results were curated and laser-engraved for a hanging installation above the exhibitors work, which served as a poetic interpretation for the works.
Another design element was the exhibition poster, that mimicked a UDMA hard drive cable and that connected the exhibits with floor graphics.
This first exhibition on designing with data laid some of the groundwork for further research projects within DesignInformatics and was a milestone for them to establish DesignInformatics as a well-known research department well beyond Edinburgh University.