Music Platform Data Visualization
Studio Assignment / Fall 2018
This was the final assignment for our Fall 2018 Studio based on trends and topics from AIGA’s Designer of 2025 series. After facilitating and participating in workshops throughout the semester, we picked our favorite concepts to create a “Final Thing.” My "Final Thing is a dynamic and interactive data visualization created with “recently played” statistics aggregated from audio applications such as Spotify.
The Final Thing originated from concepts established throughout the workshops we participated in during Studio this semester. While all the workshops effected my thought-process, three of them specifically informed my formal choices throughout the creation.
The Final Thing is a dynamic and interactive data visualization created with “recently played” statistics aggregated from audio applications such as Spotify. These statistics are filtered to create a unique data visualization for each individual. With that, there are many possibilities of the platforms and devices in which it could live.
The interface created for The Final Thing allows for adaptability across a variety of platforms and devices that may or may not currently exist. A basic idea would be an iPad or desktop application; while these ideas are extremely feasible, they might not be overly interesting. A lava lamp might not be extremely useful, but it could provide an unique experience between the user and a desktop object. And finally, if one day touch screens were built into shelving units— browsing a friends’ listening data would be quite the experience.