spring13 term

Assignment: Find an object around your house and extract data from it. Use the data to create a piece of information design.

Object: My old CD collection that I don’t have the heart to get rid of.

Solution: Initially I started to design an algorithm to make the perfect mix tape. In doing so I came across a number of old mix tapes made in past relationships. My mother once accused me of dating the same guy over and over again, so I decided to use this opportunity to prove her wrong. I created an organizing system using the data I gathered from my CD collection. Each mix tape is plotted according to that system: the sequence of songs, plotted against genre (the section of the wheel) and the year each track was released (the specific ring on the wheel). The differences are obvious when you see the information in visual form. See mom, they were different…