One big learning: data-visualizations look great in Arabic! The calligraphic type adds elegance and curvature to the starker data shapes.
We found that huge touchscreens introduce all kinds of design and user-experience issues for interactive visualizations. Shaping bi-lingual data content to engage library audiences of all ages – and heights – was also challenging. We’ll reveal our process in a later post.
You’ll be seeing more exhibitions and installations from us in the future.
Until then, if you’re ever in Doha, don’t miss the incredible building, the million or so books, and the rather beautiful colonnade of data displays.
CREDITS Design & creative direction David McCandless Senior developer & technical direction Tom Evans Developers Omid Kashan, Paul Barton, Emma Lewis, Fabio Bergamaschi Researcher Stephanie Smith. Writer Karl Webster Project Management & Logistics Iram Quarashi, Yahya Wahbeh, Ruth Jobey Totem technology Brandfirst Thanks to Dr. Sohair F. Wastawy, Dr. Stuart Hamilton, Dr Abed N. Al-Sameai, and the entire QNL team for making this exhibition possible.
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