Information Design: ArchChive
ArchChive is conceived as a web-based collaboration & file-sharing tool targeted at architects. The prime issues I was exploring here were about getting away from textual tabular data that one typically gets with a file / document management system, and using some visual means of conveying that information; bringing emotional design into play, so that the user has a satisfying experience on many levels; incorporating nature into this digital world, exploring metaphors from nature that might be meaningfully applied here.
- -This tool would enable sharing of files including photos, sketches,etc;
- - Annotation of these files, so that all group members are on the same page.
- - An experiment in information visualization combined with emotional design.
Andy Goldsworthy's leaf sculpture
- - The files in the system would be displayed not as text, but in visuals.
- - I chose the metaphor of leaves as files in the system, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
- - The color of the leaves as well as spatial position on the spiral indicated the file date.
- - Scale denotes metrics such as 'importance', a user-defined tag.
Check out details of this project from the links below: ( Each opens in a new window)