First generation (very straight) visualisation of the LRS system mapped as navigable 3D model.
This can be linked to a real-time feed from the library database showing usage of the system which will in turn show its relevance. Interactivity with the bin contents will allow for exploration of the collection.
At the start of each day, all bins are transparent. As each bin is accessed, it increases in opacity.
Why? To observe which bins are most frequently accessed and extrapolate possible patterns of use.
Visualisation of information: Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly…
Which items are being requested?
As an item is requested or returned, the relevant bin lights up in the corresponding dewy decimal colour as mapped by Chris Gaul. The cover image and any other interesting information can perhaps “fly” out of the bin towards us so we can see the item.
The LRS “sound system”
Each bin is assigned a sound and as such library clients will be able to play a composition. Aisle 1 – Drums / Aisle 2 – Strings / Aisle 3 – Percussion…. This will be most effective when a past period of time is replayed at high speed.
What objects are in the bins?
A user can navigate into each bin to explore its contents.
The straighty one eighty visualisation approach is a good point to then subvert the obvious mapping of objects to their physical location.
Why not: flatten all the bins out, make them crumble like high rises being detonated, pull out all the titles that contain the word “curious”, “sublime” or “ridiculous”? Turn each object into a particle and assign them properties; e.g. objects cluster according to their colour and kind or all objects on social sciences (blue) move around in zero gravity, all objects on language (turquoise) form words…