Tangible datavizualisation. This project aims to create a product that would represent digital datas in the physical world. We designed a "living" object that represents the data of the air quality in different cities around the world to raise awareness of the pollution in our cities. The better the air quality is, the easier the object is "breathing", and vice versa.
Our principal idea was to represent a data stream with a biomimetic approach. We wanted the object to be "alive".
After a big brainstorming, our inspiration came to a lung which will breath depending on the amount of pollution in different cities around the world.
We designed the global shape of the object. A 3d model was made and we used a laser cut machine to create the wooden framework of the lung from blueprints.
CODING AND COLLECTING DATA
To obtain the air pollution data, we used the software Processing which gets this data from the website aqicn.org for different cities.