Parsons Information Visualization

Design Strategy

Inspired from Giambattista Nolli’s ichnographic map Pianta Grande di Roma, Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 New York City Subway Map, and Charles and Ray Eames film Powers of Ten, this interactive project helps visualize Parsons network of relationships with the University, the City, and the World. The viewer interacts by zooming in and out of the map to discover connections between local and global centers. In addition, the user can focus on a region by activating a terminal or node.

01 Parsons in The New School
02 Parsons in New York City
04 Parsons in the World
04 Modal View

User Experience and User Interface Research

01 Networks: Distributed
02 Networks: Centralized
03 Networks: Decentralized
01 Cartography: Distributed
02 Cartography: Centralized
03 Cartography: Decentralized
01 Parsons in The New School
02 Parsons in New York City
03 Parsons in the World

Concept Source

The interactive data visualization draws inspiration from Giambattista Nolli’s ichnographic map Pianta Grande di Roma, Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 New York City Subway Map, and Charles and Ray Eames film Powers of Ten.

01 Vignelli Map
02 Nolli Map
03 Powers of Ten
04 Nervous System