MOMA – Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925

“Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925” was an exhibition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)  from December 23, 2012 till April 15, 2013 (exhibition website).

The network visualization shows the relationships among the artists that were represented in the exhibition. Red highlighted artist are those with the most connections.

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UTS Library Catalouge

The Library of the University of Technology, Sidney visualized its classification system – the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The classification is represented by a bar chart, where every class was assigned a different color. The user can browse the collection of the library by the classification that represents all the subject areas of the collections. The broader a class the more objects are in this class.

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New York Public Library, Archives & Manuscripts – Terms Explorer

The New York Public Library has a huge archival division which started (like many other archives in the last decades) to digitize their collection. Besides digitizing the finding aids and records/manuscripts, the NY Public Library Labs (check out other projects of the Lab here) are developing new tools for the presentation of library collections.

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MeLa* Critical Archive

The MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations project was a interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union from 2011 until 2015.

The visualizations were developed by Andreas Koller from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). The visualization tries a new way in presenting the research data that was produced during the project. With the help of two visualizations (both using networks) the user can explore the results of the MeLa* project.

Andreas Koller describes the prototype in this Video. Take a look at the project website.

The “Star Map” Prototype

The Critical Archive Prototype

The Bohemian Bookshelf

The project The Bohemian Bookshelf is exploring serendipitous book discoveries through information visualization. The visualization is either for libraries or for book stores. The prototype was developed in 2012 by Alice Thudt (University of Munich), Uta Hinrichs and Sheelagh Carpendale (both University of Calgary).

With the help of five interlinked visualizations the user got multiple visual access points into the collection. The visualization uses timelines, a color grid of the book covers, different displays of text (keyword chain, author spiral). The prototype wants to encourage the serendipity as an important factor in information seeking or even research and also wants to trigger the curiosity of the users.

Take a look at the project paper here.