Ideas – Tangible Data Visualisation #2

paintdrops

Library borrowing activity is represented by real paint drops which fall from the top of the central stairwell. Each drip represents a borrowed or returned library object with its colour corresponding to its dewey decimal colour as mapped by Chris Gaul.

The paint splatters and accumulates on the floor providing a tangible representation of activity accumulating over time.

A discrete perspex barrier stops people from being splashed as they walk past.

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Ideas – Tangible Data Visualisation #1

leddrips

Library borrowing activity is represented by LED “drips”. Each drip represents a library object with its colour corresponding to its dewey decimal colour. As an object is borrowed a droplet slides down into the pool. As objects are requested a droplet slides up.

A mirror on the floor extends the path of the drips into the underground space, making reference to the underground LRS.