Commissioned by PingAn Technology, EMERGE designs and builds interactive experience based around company’s patent records, aiming to make the data touchable and memorable.
Utilizing realtime rendering & creative programming tools as design medium, the installation is driven by particle simulations, where data is transformed and visualized with natural change of particle behaviors.
10000+ patents were put into the WebGL realtime renderer, and the installation is controllable via hand gestures.
visual symbol (the crystal)
10000+ patents moving to form the visual symbol
Self-organization, formation, simulation
Data, structure, are painted algorithmically, by movement of patent entities.
To reduce nesting of the interaction flow, 3d gesture control is used.
Z-axis (distance to the control surface) is used to select individual patent, where as x/y-axises are used like a mouse, as data-vis mode selector.
designed with dual input channels, controllable with leapmotion or trackpad
Particle driven data visualization
Different ordering of particles naturally constitutes unique layouts, revealing meaning of the data.