Map Your Moves: Andrea Stranger and Michael Porter

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show asked you to participate in the Map Your Moves project by telling us where you moved from and to and why in the past 10 years. Over 1600 listeners participated. Then, we asked you designer-types to try to make that information beautiful in whatever visual way you wanted. We got really impressive submissions, so we have invited each of the designers on the show to talk about their work. The first two to join us are Andrea Stranger and Michael Porter. They'll discuss how they made the Map Your Moves information beautiful and what they learned in the process.


Michael Porter and Andrea Stranger

Comments [4]

Judy Siegman from Brooklyn

So where do people go when they move out of Park Slope?

Sep. 07 2010 02:43 PM
thatgirlinnewyork from manhattan

it took half the length of this segment to load your page, brian (on broadband, no less). seems the "beta" is "no betta" than the old site, vis a vis navigability!

Sep. 07 2010 12:10 PM
Frank Morgan from Upper-West Side

Yeah, Brian's right about Staten Island: you're probably not hearing from a lot of recent immigrants. Staten Island has a serious emerging Hispanic population (which is awesome). S.I. is changing in ways that will become apparent after a decade or so.

Sep. 07 2010 11:57 AM
David from New York

Interestingly the New York Times printed a map of a similar study almost exactly 100 years ago. They found Manhattanites moving north, with the most congested blocks in upper Harlem and Washington Heights, and not in the Lower East Side as was previously assumed.

When I saw it, I immediately thought of WNYC's project. It's an interesting comparison.

You can see the 100-year-old map at

Sep. 07 2010 10:06 AM

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