Past Visions

With “Past Visions” Frederick William IV of Prussia’s drawings are available for exploration through time and tag words. Three different modes of view invite a visual play with the different relations between the drawings that are accompanied by detailed descriptions and research reports. The visualization was created in 2016 as part of the research project »VIKUS – Visualising Cultural Collections« at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and is available in German and English.

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Manly Images

Manly Images is an innovative approach towards the Manly Public Library’s (Sydney, Australia) collection of historic images. It was developed by Mitchell Whitelaw in 2012 and offers the viewer two different entry points: Exploration by title and Exploration by decade. One can switch between the two modes at any point during viewing.

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Selfiecity

Selfiecity investigates the style of self-portraits (selfies) analyzing 3200 Instagram selfies shared in New York, Moscow, Berlin, Bangkok, and Sao Paulo with a mix of techniques, ranging from theory over quantitive analysis to visualization and artistic expression. The aim is to quantify patterns and to offer systematic comparisons of selfies by exploring the demographics of people taking selfies, their poses and expressions.

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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.