The Meaning of Red


Objects that connect the common man of India to the emotive aspects of Mars Orbiter Mission

PROJECT DETAILS

Mentor : William Bevington
Role : Researcher, Data Visualization Designer
Timeline: 1 week | January 2019


 

Can we create a data visualization system?

This is a set of eighty-nine books with β€˜red’ in their title, categorized according to the meaning this colour implies. When juxtaposed with other words, it lends an unusual meaning to the title of the book. This piece points towards the range of interpretations a single colour can hold.

Source : New York Public Library Catalogue

The underlying information architecture can be applied to create map the meaning of a range of colours in book titles.


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The concentric circles mark the timeline in decades, the innermost ring stands for 1990s while the outermost ring is for 2010s.

The map is divided into six main categories of meanings - colour reference, space & cosmology, death, identity, love and unknown.

Each book is placed on the ring according to it year of publishing. These are further categorized according to male and female writers.


Data categorization according to the year of publishing

Data categorization according to the year of publishing

Data categorization according to the meaning of red

Data categorization according to the meaning of red

Digital Exploration

Digital Exploration

Digital Exploration

Digital Exploration

Sketches & explorations

Sketches & explorations