• Cat starts at one heat source..
  • Cat moves to next heat source.
  • Cat goes out of the room for food

Movement Map: 1hr in Front of the TV

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A visual summary of my son, daughter and cat's movements over a period of an hour - Christmas '06.

A curious information graphic if nothing else..

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  1. the_bumblebee 75 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the comments folks, delighted and amazed to see it being discussed and highlighted like that!

    As for the movements - candy/cake-fuelled/TV-addled kids and sitting still (for any length of time) don't really fit comfortably in the same sentence ;-)

    Add in the cat who's two big wants are heat and food and you can see how even only an hour generates much movement in this context..

  2. Kayleigh Wilson Designs 75 months ago | reply

    This is great! Very interesting. It's perfect for a map project I'm doing if you don't mind me including it as an example?

  3. goocy 74 months ago | reply

    found on soup.io, real interesting theory

  4. raven15angel 74 months ago | reply

    I think this is really cool and I was wondering if you used any computer programs to help you do this whole thing.

  5. the_bumblebee 74 months ago | reply

    Only really used some video stuff to look the original footage over.. Then plotting it was a step by step mapping scenario (see above explanation at top) which was visualised in Adobe Illustrator. Thanks for the comment :-)

  6. carriedcarpet 69 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic - I tried doing something at uni to plot different activities (like making a cup of tea) on a long exposure by getting someone to carry lights around. Only one of the photos came out well - I wish i'd seen this though!

    (will post the image so you can see just how good and useful yours would be for architectural research!)

  7. the_bumblebee 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks again folks for the comments.. All read through and mulled-on.. You may be interested in my latest project which is an interactive showing a set of a/v urban walking experiences in Worcester (UK) City Centre. I'm still working with participants at the time of writing so no final stuff visible as yet - be interested in comments though if you've a mo'..

  8. the_bumblebee 65 months ago | reply

    Just an update on activities. The 'Emotimapping' projects I'm developing are getting more formalised. It's still basically looking at people's movements but also how they're 'reacting' and 'feeling' to various urban places [psychogeography].

  9. Yateski 64 months ago | reply

    I love this. I especially like that the cat paces in and out and sits by warm things. Great graphic.

  10. Tim Graham 61 months ago | reply

    You seem to spend more time with Libby and with the cat than you do with Tom :)

  11. DaJass 56 months ago | reply

    I thiknk I can guess where the christmas tree was. Awesome case study. I would be highly interested in more. Not only family specific, how about one from an enterprise or of a market place. Probably too much to ask for one person would be a great project though. Awesome work.

  12. Jeremy Pavleck 56 months ago | reply

    What did you use to create the layout? I really like it, it's nice clean and lightweight!

  13. the_bumblebee 56 months ago | reply

    Thanks guys, I charted 2 more movement maps over summer but haven't finished the long process of visualising yet. For the diagrams I use Adobe Illustrator - it's second to none..

  14. the_bumblebee 56 months ago | reply

    Some new movement maps coming online soon. First one looks at the activity over 10 minutes of a busy lunchtime food counter. See my latest new images (P1 at the date of writing this).

    Try this link: www.flickr.com/photos/the_bumblebee/3948855270/

  15. myrage_love 53 months ago | reply

    can you tell me how such a map was created....i have some scientific data and i would like to do the same with it...looks quite fancy!!! good work..

  16. the_bumblebee 52 months ago | reply

    A new movement map created at Worcester Museum and Art Gallery.

    See link: www.flickr.com/photos/the_bumblebee/4264246204/

  17. caseorganic 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Innovation in Data Visualization, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  18. She-Noir 45 months ago | reply

    Great work! Pretty original data visualization, and the gathering process also very interesting (looks like fun!).

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