The Dashboard in the Lobby

Information architecture uses the idea of architecture as a metaphor. But what if we information dashboard designers and data visualization professionals took our ideas out into the architecture of the physical world?

Long-time Dashboard Spy readers will remember my fondness for real-world dashboards such as:

Well, here is a real-world dashboard that’s actually part of a building’s architecture. Read about this media arts installation and see more pictures of the New York Times Lobby Dashboard.

NY Times Movable Type Installation

New York Times Lobby Dashboard

Here is an explanation of the installation by the artists:

This real-world physical dashboard can be visited at the New York Times Building. It features 2 facing walls of monitors displaying fragments of current news from the newspaper as it is being published.

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