The Laxfield UK CRE Debt Barometer had its 8th Issue published today. Selected visualisations from my work featured in the report below:
Download the full report here
A few of my friends have called me ‘brave’ for leaving what is deemed by society to be a good job. But the way I see it, it’s just that I factor in values that are different from conventional measures of success, into my career/life decisions. The risk, in my opinion, lies not in losing the prestige and lifestyle that comes with a particular job, but in not living life in such a way that I can look back on with pride as having been lived according to my values, not necessarily those of society.
Patterns are frequently used in art, since their structure is very appealing to the eye. They appear widely in nature, inspiring their use in cities and architecture, patterns in paper and others. Pattern art uses a combination of elements or shapes repeated in a recurring and regular arrangement, in an aesthetically pleasing way.
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In my most recent project role, I’ve been working on some visualisations to better describe a media platform’s audience characteristics, amongst other things. Here are some of my favourites (of those that used publicly-available data 😉 ).
I recently found out that visualisation originated from maps – I always knew there was a reason I enjoyed Geography A-level 😉 I remember spending hours poring over maps when I was younger too. Visualisation does not just have its historical roots in maps however – given the various parallels below, the link from maps to visualisation makes a lot of sense.
Last night I went with a few colleagues to a ‘Mindful Origami’ workshop in Knightsbridge, led by Samuel Tsang (hashtag thanks to his wife: Origami + mindfulness = #MindFOLDness) A uniquely relaxing evening: pleasing symmetry and shapes + pretty colourful stationery + making things = perfect after a day on a computer!
My previous post (a while ago now sorry – Christmas got in the way!) was about patterns in nature, but if you live in a city you can see patterns all around you too. Humans have taken inspiration from nature since the beginning of time: just as there’s geometry in nature with patterns in crystals, plants and skies, humans have also used geometric patterns to style their habitats throughout the ages…leading me to discuss the application of maths in another of my favourite topics: beauty in architecture & urban environments!
This week I thought I’d collect together examples of two of my favourite things colliding: nature and maths! Patterns are everywhere around us, you have only to look 🙂
I hope the beauty displayed below inspires people to create some of these or see them in nature for yourself – and in doing so, you’ll be unwittingly maths-ing!