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.
The Life and Death of Data is a display of over 70.000 plant accessions by the Arnold Arboretum created by Yanni Alexander Loukissas and Krystelle Denis. Rather than displaying the plant accessions, it delivers a quantitative impression of what information the collection of data can convey about the institution.
The project The Museum of the World is a cooperation of the British Museum with the Google Cultural Institute. On the visualization website, you can explore the collection from the prehistory until present.
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.
The website by Geoff Hinchcliffe (gravitron) uses the Tate Gallery‘s Collection Data and allows the viewer to explore it through different categories, mainly by color. The website separates the 55k images into around 550k colors.
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.
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.