A collection of all blog posts by Alex Parlato.

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Refactoring a dataviz website to create an extensible application

Alex Parlato | 02.21.24

The Max Planck Institute hired Stamen a few years back to create a website to visualize increasingly complex urban transformations due to immigration for a project called Superdiversity. The site we created contains multiple interactive charts of census data to enable better research, analysis, and discussion of this novel phenomenon. Because diversity patterns in cities...

Level Up Your Navigation: Inside Stamen Design’s Route Simulator

Alex Parlato | 05.12.23

If you’ve been following some of our recent posts about maps and gaming, perhaps you’re wondering, what lessons on spatial navigation can we take from game design and apply to navigation in the real world? The answer is that the visuals that accompany the driving directions you get from Google, Apple, Waze or most other...