Ideas – Tangible Shelf View


Small screens (about the size of a small mobile) embedded into book like objects display the cover of a book allowing for a browse-able and tangible “shelf-view” of a bin of books from the LRS.


Ideas – Tangible Data Visualisation #3

printerLocated in the central stairwell. A bank of 6 small printers, similar to the ones used to print out receipts in the library, are suspended from the top floor. Each printer represents an aisle in the LRS.  As an object is requested, the printer corresponding to the aisle in which the object is currently housed, prints out the cover of the book and other relevant information. People walking up the stairs will be able to see what is being requested in real-time.

Over time the paper will pool on the floor.
The umbrella is to protect the printers from roof leakage.

Ideas – Tangible Data Visualisation #2


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.

Ideas – Tangible Data Visualisation #1


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.