Tsunami Overview

The New York Times has designed an excellent overview of the physics, timeline, and impact on humanity of the tsunami.  More than any report I’ve read in the paper or seen on television, this multidisciplinary piece of design work makes me feel and understand what has happened there. 

In some sense it’s shallow to crow about the power of integrative, design-led thinking in the context of such a disaster.  On the other hand, perhaps our future ability to reduce the damage from this type of disaster will be realized using just this sort of integrative thinking and doing.

link awareness courtesy of Design Observer