"The mission of an interactive map of Mars: Be cool, engaging and above all, shareable. That's how Eric Rodenbeck describes how his team at Stamen Design approaches its work creating maps from publicly available NASA data, among many projects. IB Times talked to the Stamen founder and CEO about the process."
"The San Francisco-based firm's goal is to create "compelling interactive design and data visualization projects" and straddle the line between design firm and research and development group, he says. Previous work has included using data from Facebook to create maps of music consumption from users and collecting city data to map out health care coverage and crime."