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Giorgio Scarpa’s Model of a Sea Urchin Inspires New Instrumentation
September 16, 2017
Leonardo Journal, MIT Press

Abstract: Giorgio Scarpa (1938–2012) was an Italian designer, artist and teacher who worked in bionics, topology and rotational geometry. This article describes Scarpa’s bionic model of “Aristotle’s Lantern”—the mouth of ...
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signatures
The Image of the Book: Cognition and the Printed Page
September 11, 2017
Design Issues, MIT Press

Introduction The Making of Books Is it possible that in another five hundred years, paper will be obsolete as the material of choice for making books, and that only digital books will be available? Even though digital gurus such as ...
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Data Visualization Class Blog
September 10, 2017
523informationdesign.blogspot.com

A recently updated archive (2016) – plus other useful links – of DAI523 Information Design: Data Visualization, a course taught in the Fall semester at San Francisco State University since 2009. School of Design (Formerly Design and ...
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Pino Trogu YouTube channel & playlists
September 9, 2017
YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/pinotrogu/ Visit my YouTube home page for a series of videos on drawing, data visualization, typography, personal videos, and more. ...
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choice of typeface
1 Fourteen Typographic Broadsides
September 8, 2017
Stanza 153 Press

Letterpress Broadsides handset and printed by the students of 226 Modern Letterpress Printing, San Francisco State University. Spring 2017. Instructor: Pino Trogu. [Read more...]

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Patient No More!
March 24, 2014
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

"Patient No More! People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights" is an accessible, interactive exhibit celebrating the Bay Area’s contributions to the disability rights movement. Opens Summer 2015. Patient No More! celebrates the Bay ...
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Bionic model of Aristotle's lantern
Giorgio Scarpa: bionic models and models of rotational geometry
March 10, 2014
Giorgio Scarpa

He also taught Theory of Perception for 28 years at the Institute of Design (ISIA) in Faenza. His books on Bionics (Aristotle's Lantern) and Rotational Geometry, were published in Italy as part of a design series edited by the late Bruno ...
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Bookbinding - Sewing the signatures
Bookbinding workshop
January 2, 2014
San Francisco State University

Bookbinding workshops with my students at San Francisco State University. Updated handouts (Fall 2013) with step-by-step instructions, tools list, and more images can be found here: [Read more...]

small handbook of information design
Small Handbook of Information Design: 16 Principles for Better Data Visualizations
December 15, 2013
Small Handbook of Information Design

I made this booklet of data visualization principles for my Information Design students at San Francisco State University. You can view the booklet online here: [Read more...]

resurrecting the book
Resurrecting the Book Conference. Birmingham, U.K. November 15-17, 2013.
December 15, 2013
Resurrecting the Book

On Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 I presented the paper "The Image of the Book: What cognitive psychology tells us about the interplay of the visual and aural when experiencing a printed book." at the Resurrecting the Book Conference. Birmingham, U.K. ...
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6th Information Design International Conference - Recife, Brazil. Sept. 10-13, 2013
December 14, 2013
6th Information Design International Conference

On Wed. Sept. 11, 2013, I presented the paper The Double Constraints of Convention and Cognition as part of the Theory and History track at the 6th Information Design International Conference in Recife, ...
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oslo cumulus 2013
2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, Oslo, Norway. May 14-17, 2013.
May 11, 2013
Design Research Society

I am in Oslo, Norway from May 14-17, 2013 for the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers. I will be presenting two papers: The Four-Second Window: How the Time Constraint of Working ...
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The New York Times Crossword Puzzle - Francesco Trogu 2012-01-30
The New York Times Crossword Puzzle by Francesco Trogu - January 30, 2012
February 2, 2012
The New York Times

The Crossword Puzzle, constructed by our son Francesco (16) and edited by Will Shortz, was published in The New York Times on Monday, January 30, 2012. You can try to do the puzzle. Just download the PDF at right. Then read [Read more...]

Iceberg plot
Data in Sight San Francisco
July 2, 2011
Data visualization competition

Click here to see the dynamic visualization: http://online.sfsu.edu/trogu/datainsight From the data in sight website: "Ever wondered what would happen if we put amazing designers ...
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Reverb: Notes on Design. 22nd Annual Design and Industry Student Design Exhibition
July 1, 2011
San Francisco State University. Department of Design and Industry.

Reverb Time Lapse Video – By Kevin Funk (7'20"). Music by Mauro Panzeri. The 22nd Annual Design and Industry Student Design Exhibition. Opening night was Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Exhibit design ...
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Reverb call for entries poster
Reverb: Notes on Design. Call for entries.
March 26, 2011
Design and Industry. San Francisco State University

Follow the progress of this year's exhibit design class. Visit the blog and the website and don't forget the opening night: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6PM in Jack Adams Hall, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University. ...
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The rules of baseball
Info Design Posters 2009-10
March 25, 2011
San Francisco State University, Department of Design and Industry

A series of posters from my Information Design class at San Francisco State University, Department of Design and Industry, Fall 2009 and Fall 2010. Posters are 34"x44", they can be folded down to 8.5"x11". [Read more...]

in pulse photo booth
In Pulse - The Rhythms of Design - Opening: May 12, 2010
June 2, 2010
San Francisco State University

In Pulse: The Rhythms of Design. 21st Annual Design and Industry Student Exhibition. The 5,000 sq ft exhibit, showcasing more than 250 works from the students of the Design and Industry department at San Francisco State University, had ...
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In Pulse typeface
In Pulse typeface 2
April 24, 2010
San Francisco State University

The font was created based on the original logo design. Font design by James Molgaard, based on an expanded logo concept by Pino Trogu. Original logo design by Maggie Lee, Based on an initial concept by Stefanos Krenteras.
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In Pulse structures
In Pulse structures
April 24, 2010
San Francisco State University

The department of Design and Industry at San Francisco State University holds an annual exhibition of the best student work. This year the event is titled In Pulse: The Rhythms of Design and it takes place from Tuesday, May 11 to Friday, ...
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In Pulse logo
In Pulse: The Rhythms of Design
March 27, 2010
Design and Industry Department - San Francisco State University

In Pulse: The Rhythms of Design 21th Annual Design and Industry Student Design Exhibition Opening Night: Wednesday May 12, 2010 from 6 to 9pm Jack Adams Hall Terrace level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center San Francisco State ...
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