This is an exercise on information visualization. “My Document” was used as the subject matter, and I was asked to visualize some quality of it.
The approach was not only depicting and visualizing the quantitative information such as file sizes and file numbers, but also representing the meaning and value of the files I created in my computer. A Chinese painting metaphor was employed. The amount of files and categories were represented by purposely sized plastic blocks with letterforms of different styles and sizes on them, and together they created a 3-dimensional landscape of “My Document”. Accessing the files in my document was just like taking a journey of my history, and visitors can understand me like reading a Chinese painting.
A demonstration video is produced to further enhance the concept of a walk through journey within the painting.