Select Press & Recognition

"Over the coming months and years, data designers will undoubtably reckon with how they approach data in the next election. Indeed, the responsibility has never been greater. 'If there was ever a time that data visualization could see itself as removed from rough and tumble of politics,' says Rodenbeck, 'I think we’ve seen that rudely disavowed.'" Why we had no idea Trump would win, Fast Co Design, November 17, 2016

"With an interactive map featuring points of interest, profiles and events stretching from Mission Bay to Candlestick Point, the site is designed to 'serve as a hub for anyone interested in what's going on along the emerging southeastern waterfront ...  from the community members interested in attending the next neighborhood meeting, to the weekend kayaker looking for a place to launch their boat.'" Hoodline, November 5, 2016

"The Dalai Lama said he hoped the Atlas could be a tool for cultivating good in the world by defeating the bad within us. 'Ultimately, our emotion is the real troublemaker,' he said. “We have to know the nature of that enemy.'" The New York Times, May 6, 2016

"More than just a set of images, Atlas of Emotions is an interactive learning tool, guiding the user through each emotion, inviting him to explore and contemplate the nuances of each specific feeling." Scientific American, August 12, 2016

“Sound enlightening? That’s because the project was actually initiated by the Dalai Lama, who asked Paul Ekman to carry out the project. “In order to get to a state of calm, we need a map of the emotions,” the Dalai Lama said in a statement about the project.” CityLab, May 6, 2016

“The atlas is a mesmerizing work that employs color, shape, and movement to great effect.” The Week, May 16, 2016

“A compelling new data visualization commissioned by the Dalai Lama” FastCompany, May 13, 2016

“Ever wondered how your emotions interact or what they give rise to? This visualization, called The Atlas of Emotions, combines experimental psychology and insight from the Dalai Lama to try and explain,” Gizmodo, May 11 2016

“Emotions are complex and only partially understood, yet such a force in how we live our lives. The Atlas of Emotions, produced by Stamen Design, shows what we know about these things, based on research and conversations between the Dalai Lama and psychologists Paul and Eve Ekman.” FlowingData, May 11, 2016

“The Dalai Lama, a.k.a. His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, is trying to demystify emotion with his new website, The Atlas of Emotions, a collaboration between him and psychologist Paul Ekman built by Stamen Design to help people more fully understand the complex workings of their emotions – and how this informs their behavior.” People Magazine, May 10, 2016

“It’s pretty awesome to know that schadenfreude, or the enjoyment of the misfortunes of another person, like a rival, is actually a state of enjoyment.” Tech Times, May 10, 2016

“The interactive online project...is the Dalai Lama’s way of encouraging people around the globe to get more in touch with their emotions, which he believes will help bring world peace.” The Huffington Post, May 9, 2016

“A stunning data visualization project” New York Times, December 18, 2015

“The addition of even the simplest interactions can make it feel as though you’re looking at history with a very powerful magnifying glass in hand—and that’s a very cool thing.” Wired Magazine, January 7, 2016

“These are not the simple animated maps or hover-over statistical visualizations to which Internet trawlers are by now so accustomed. The Panorama’s plates are dense, like entire textbook chapters turned interactive tools.” CityLab, Dec 15, 2015

“Panorama is a completely digital atlas, not just one converted to the form.” Smithsonian Magazine, December 31, 2015

“These maps have depth. Adding a layers of technology and interactivity to an otherwise daunting trove of data helps us make connections we might otherwise miss.” Wired, January 7, 2016

“While the debate over Syrian refugees rages and Donald Trump gushes over plans for his massive wall along the Mexican border, the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab created this detailed reminder of America’s colorful history as a nation of immigrants.” MarketWatch, December 16, 2015

“This is data storytelling at its very finest” Gizmodo, December 15, 2015

. “They couple geographic data with personal stories that lend an important context, which tends to get lost as with time.” Flowing Data, December 29, 2015

“ riting about thousands or even millions of people moving around over the course of years and decades can often devolve into an abstract swirl of numbers, states, regions, and dates. American Panorama makes that swirl intelligible.” Cameron Blevins, March 29, 2016

“But Mr. Nelson and Mr. Ayers don’t want to reach only scholars. As co-­editors of the atlas...they believe American Panorama can reach a wide audience. Judging by the early response, they’re right.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2016

Rush Limbaugh: "It's just absurd, and it's all based on bogus, bohunk computer modeling. There's not one shred of scientific data." Mollie Riley, Huffington Post, 14 October 2015.

Christopher Simmons. "New 'CaliParks' Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences" California Newswire, 10 February 2015.

Kim-Mai Cutler. "Watch Tech's Takeover of San Francisco's Office Space In This Visualization," TechCrunch, 25 February 2015.

Sarah Goodyear. "Exploring California's 12,000 Parks With Open Data," The Atlantic-CityLab, 9 February 2015.

“Stamen Design Maps Out Expansion for Leadership in the Field of Data Visualization: Names Jon Christensen as Partner & Opens New Office in Los Angeles; Announces Groundbreaking Social Sense-Making, Environmental & Mass Media Projects.” Internet Wire, 2014.

Bernadette Tansey. “Stamen Design and the ‘Hippie Geeks’ of Data Visualization,” Xconomy, 14 October, 2014.

“Eric Rodenbeck & Quentin Hardy in conversation with Andrew McClintock,” SFAQ, Iss. 16, 2014.

Margaret Rhodes. “A Dead-Simple Tool That Lets Anyone Create Interactive Maps,” Wired Magazine, 15 July 2014.

Quentin Hardy. “As the World Fills with Data, the Plain-Vanilla Pie Chart No Longer Suffices.” International New York Times. 2014.

Ryan Tate. “Watch Bitcoin become a Financial Battlefield in these Amazing Charts,” Wired Magazine, March 27, 2014.

Tim Fernholz. “Four Types of People You’ll Meet at the Bitcoin Market,” QZ, March 24, 2014.

Quentin Hardy. "A Makeover for Maps," New York Times, 6 January 2014.

Kiera Butler. “Google’s Magic Bus.” Mother Jones, 2014.

Andreas Markdalen. “Mapping the Future.” Computer Arts, no. 228 (2014).

Andreas Markdalen. “Big Data Mining.” Computer Arts, no. 228 (2014).

"How the Robots Lost: High-Frequency Trading's Rise and Fall," BusinessWeek, 6 June, 2013.

“San Francisco: The Epicenter of Visual Storytelling,” KQED, 20 May, 2013.

“Stamen Design's Eric Rodenbeck on Leading Creativity,” Businessweek, Jan. 24, 2013.

“The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of the Year,” Wired MapLab, 27 December, 2013.

“Designers on What They Would Redesign,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Innovation & Design, 24 January, 2013.

Alexis Madrigal. “Stamen Design Reveals an Instagram for Maps,” The Atlantic, 10 June, 2013.

“Finance: Nasdaq and the colour of money,” Financial Times, 26 July, 2013

“Minnesota Cities in Watercolor,” Minnesota Public Radio, 6 April 2013.

Grabar, Hentry. “2012’s Year in Maps,” The Atlantic, 20 December 2012.

Angus Montgomery. “The Most Beautiful Information,” Design Week Online, 2012.

Geoffrey Fowler. “Map Reveals Corporate Bus Routes Tech Workers Take,” The Wall Street Journal, 10 October 2012.

“The 2012 Innovation by Design Awards,” Fast Company, October 2012.

Ari Messer. “Stamen Maps the World,” Icon Magazine, Issue 109. (cover story)

Evelyn Rusli. “Attack of the Tweets: MTV’s Movie Awards Twitter Visualization Graph,” TechCrunch, 6 June 2012.

Megan Rose Dickey. “Here's A Map To Silicon Valley's Cushy Private Buses,” Business Insider, 12 October 2012.

Natasha Singer, “When Data Struts Its Stuff,” New York Times, 2 April 2011.

Helen Purchase, Andrew Vande Moere, and K.U Leuven. “On the Role of Design in Information Visualization.” Information Visualization 10, no. 4 (2011).

“Voxpop - What Is Your Favourite Piece of Data Visualisation?” Design Week Online, 2011.

“The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” Fast Company, 2011.

Julia Serazio, “Beautiful and Useful”, The Next American City, 2011.

“The open society: Governments are letting in the light,” The Economist, 25 February 2010.

Nick Bilton. “A Visual Tool to Track Olympic Tweets,” New York Times, 19 February 2010.

“Eric Rodenbeck, Founder/Creative Director, Stamen Design.” Venture, 2010.

Kunar Patel. “Creativity 50,” Advertising Age, 5 March 2010.

“Stamen Design Wins a $400,000 Grant for New User-Generated Data-Viz Project,” Fast Company, 23 June 2010.

“20 Designers who are already changing the way we work and think,” Icon Magazine, April 2009.

Bobbie Johnson. “San Francisco, the city that’s open for data,” The Guardian, 14 October 2009.

Sam McMillan. “Design Flowers at Stamen,” Communication Arts, Issue 370, September/October 2009.

Steve Mollman. “When it comes to making data sexy, you can’t be too graphic,” CNN, 12 November 2009.

“MTV; MTV.com, Radian6 and Stamen Bring Real-Time Online Buzz Via Twitter to Live TV for the ‘2009 MTV Video Music Awards,’” Science Letter, 2009.

Garrick Schmitt. “How Data Visualization Is Changing Online Storytelling.” Advertising Age 80, no. 10, 2009.

“Design Flowers at Stamen.” Communication Arts, 2009.

Ashlock, Jesse. “Stamen,” I.D. (USA), 2009.

Kite, Buddy. “The New Cartographers: Four Innovative Mapmakers Who Are Helping to Reinvent the Scope, the Purpose, and the Very Idea of Maps.” Esquire, 2008.

Reena Jana. “Web Design Case Study: Data Visualization,” Bloomberg BusinessWeek Innovation & Design, June 23, 2008.

Scott Timberg. “ARTS NOTES; Mapping the City, One Taxi at a Time,” Los Angeles Times, 2006.

Dan Hill, Alastair Townsend, Matthew Claudel, Tim Stonor, Léan Doody, Eric Rodenbeck, et al. “Data-Driven Cities.” A + U: Architecture and Urbanism, no. 11(530), 2014.

Eric Rodenbeck, “Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes”, Wired Magazine, 6 September 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck. “How Dotspotting Began with Colored Dots on Drains in San Francisco.” PBS MediaShift Idea Lab. 15 March, 2011.

Paola Antonelli and Kate Carmody (eds). "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects." Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. 2011.

Eric Rodenbeck. “Exuberant Cartography.” in 16th Annual California GIS Conference (CalGIS 2010), 2010.

Michal Migurski and Tom Carden. “Oakland Crimespotting.” in ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Gallery, 2009.

Paola Antonelli and Patricia J. Vecchierini (eds). Design and the Elastic Mind. Museum of Modern Art, 2008.

Eric Rodenbeck and Cassidy Curtis. “Graffiti Archaeology.” in ACM SIGGRAPH 2004 Web Graphics, 2004.

R. Klanten, H. Hellige, M. Mischler, V. Tiegelkamp & J.R. Hillmann (eds). 72-dpi. DGV, Berlin. 2000.

Awards & Recognition

Information is Beautiful Awards. CNN Home and Away.
Gold in Data Journalism ($1,000); Ultimate Award, Most Beautiful ($5,000).

Fast Company, Innovation by Design Awards. Watercolor by StamenFinalist, 2-D Design.

Fast Company, 50 Most Innovative Companies. Overall rank: #48 Stamen Design Design Category: #1 Stamen Design

Nike Grid: Run Your City project with AKQA

  • Media Guardian Innovation Awards - Winner

  • Campaign BIG Awards - Silver: Campaign

  • Campaign BIG Awards - Silver: Integrated

  • New York Festivals - Bronze World Medal

  • D&AD - Shortlist: Integrated Digital Campaigns

  • D&AD - Shortlist: Digital Design

  • Cannes Cyber Lions - Shortlist: Games

  • Cannes Promo Lions - Shortlist: Best Use of Digital Media

  • One Show Interactive - Merit: Environmental/ Experiential

  • The Webby Awards - Shortlist: Interactive Advertising

  • Creative Review Annual - In Book

  • Revolution Awards - Shortlist: Best Use of Consumer Engagement

Invited Lectures

Eric Rodenbeck, Harvard College, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck,Columbia University School of Architecture, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, South by South West Eco, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, Texas State University Communication Design School, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, California College for the Arts, 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, Featured in Hot 20, 7x7 Magazine, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, Host, OpenCo/SF Innovation Month, October 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, Keynote Speaker, The Business of APIs, September 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, "Visualization: From Data to Discovery," NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck, Arts Center College for Design, 2013.

Eric Rodenbeck. Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: A Data Visualization Symposium. Conducted from Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. 24 January 2013.

Michal Migurski, Eric Rodenbeck. Storytelling in the Era of Big Data. Code for America: Big Data for the Public Good. Code for America, San Francisco, CA. 23 January 2012.

Eric Rodenbeck. Mixing Data to Uncover New Insights into How We Live. TEDxSilicon Valley, 14 March 2011.

Michal Migurski. Visual Urban Data: A Journey Through Oakland Crimespotting. Technology Training for Reporters Workshop. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA. 16 April, 2008.

Eric Rodenbeck. Rich Data Visualization. Lift Asia 2008. Jeju Island, Korea. September, 2008.

Eric Rodenbeck. Beyond the Web We Know. The Commonwealth Club of California. 12 November, 2008.

Eric Rodenbeck and Tom Carden. ETech: Live, Vast, and Deep: Web-native Information Visualization. Marina Ballroom, San Diego, CA. 3 March, 2008

Eric Rodenbeck. ETech: Information Visualization is a Medium. Marina Ballroom, San Diego, CA. 4 March, 2008.

Eric Rodenbeck. Nextcity: The Art of the Possible. New Museum, New York, NY. 8 February 2007.

“Mapmaker Manifesto,” Istanbul Design Biennial.

“Trees, Cabs, and Crime,” U.S. Pavilion. Venice Biennale.

“The City From The Valley,” Zero1 Silicon Valley Biennial.

“Prettymaps + Walking Papers,” Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects. Museum of Modern Art.

“Walking Papers,” Hyperlinks. Art Institute of Chicago.

“Tenderloin Dynamic,” GAFFTA Inaugural Exhibition. Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

“Cabspotting,” Design and the Elastic Mind. Museum of Modern Art.