Archive | January, 2012

ways of working

23 Jan

The project is well under way , here are a few images of methods of working as seen through the team members notes. These are photographed weekly at every meeting, they will be used as  visual ways of remembering how problems have been tackled , revealing the immensity of the task at the moment.ImageImageImageImage!

Sometimes a particular word or sentence seems to explain the meeting, other times it is the way the notes have been laid out on the page.


Last week I was…

18 Jan

Last week I was looking at how information is shown using colour in maps, we discussed this at our meeting, Using colours on the opposite sides of the colour wheel , are different pieces of information made clearer or is this just a design / artistic preference? the maps below show Port Meadow in Oxford ,the last map (with frame ) is the one I felt worked best . The frame is bright and a little large, but useful to ImageImageImageshow how ones eyes is directed to the map , with this simple device.

Chris Green made a good point , what happens if you are colour blind , I agree that this needs to be thought about when presenting visual data , so need to come up with some more ideas!


These last maps…

12 Jan

These last maps show the sites in the South West of England in the English Heritage data base for all periods and then filtered down to our time period.

Here are some e…

11 Jan

Here are some e….


Here are some e…

11 Jan

Here are some examples of visual experiments we are going through : how best to show in a clear way

huge amounts of information, these following maps show all the finds for our time period in the South west of England ( c 1500 BC to  AD 1086 ). We are still experimenting..


Map 1 for blog

4 Jan

Map 1 for blog



The EngLaID Vis…

4 Jan

The EngLaID Visual Blog starts…today but

The English Landscape and Identities project , started the 5 year project in October 2011.

The idea behind the project is to combine a mass of existing data ( from the period of middle Bronze Age , c. 1500 BC to the Domesday survey , AD 1086) to look at continuities and changes in land use and identity in England.The project works in close relationship with English Heritage , the British Museum , the Portable Antiquities Scheme , county HERs and the Archaelogical Data Service , the project is funded by the European Research Council .

It is a very complex project ! as project artist , Miranda Creswell will record , visually the team’s innovative ideas and working methods. She will  also , draw more specific land -based subjects.



The first meetings were exciting , as this is the first time that landscape and archaeological features, together with finds , will be looked at on such a scale and over such a long period.Image


This is the very first meeting,

we decided from then on, to always include a map of England on the table.

A visual tool to explain and go through problems and solutions!, the photos below show an initial geographical divide of work , which has changed since then.