DDB Visualisiert

The German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek) provides access to a multitude of digitized artefacts of the cultural heritatage aggregated from many German cultural and scientific institutions.

To get glimpse of what is hidden is this large cultural treasure I created the overview visualization along the time periods and cultural heritage sectors. Selecting a time span shows the most common keywords, places, persons and organizations for these periods.

In contrast to existing search interfaces, which display the few objects in ordinary result lists, the visualization represent the distribution of many objects along time, place, topic, people, and other dimensions.timeline

Client: Urban Complexity Lab, Design Process: Screenshots, Scientific supervision: Prof. Dr. Marian Dörk, Consulting: Stephan Bartholmei, Fellow visualizations: Gabriel Credico (Networks), Christian Bernhardt (Keywords/Places)