Category: Interaction Design
Title: Above and Below
Name/s: Sonia Tao, Celina Springer
Medium, object: visualisation
University/s: Zurich University of the Arts
Supervision: Marcial Koch, Prof. Jürgen Späth
A visualisation of carbon stores above and below ground and climate change shows how these are interwoven globally and the potential for change when using the
Crowther laboratory data. The purpose is to show the power that lies in restoring nature during our fight against climate change, but also the dangers if we do nothing.
do anything. Using the research from the Crowther lab and a multi-touch table with tokens (IR tracking devices) as a base, we have designed a visualisation that illustrates the severity
of climate change and the need for action. At the same time, it illustrates the potential that lies in nature and its natural carbon stocks, which store and absorb vast amounts of carbon.
store and absorb vast amounts of carbon.
The project team of the submission "Above and Below" has dealt with a very relevant international topic and presents a very successful processing, visualisation and interactive communication of complex data and content.
interactive communication of complex data and content. The jury was very impressed by the form of interaction and the visual quality of the project. The simplicity of the representations, the playful
The simplicity of the presentations, the playful mediation of the contents and the intuitive user guidance make the handling of the data very intuitive, appealing and self-explanatory. They invite exploration and further
exploration and further engagement with the content.