Society of the Spectacle, explored via data visualisation.
October 2019–November 2019
Interaction Design + Development
The first term of my sophomore year at WdKA focused on the “Society of the Spectacle”—a term coined by Guy Debord to describe events and actions (AKA spectacles) which promote idle consumerism. As the term progressed, students in the class accumulated hundreds of examples of these spectacles. I took on the role of creating an online database which could provide an overview of these spectacles and the relationships between them, and ultimately let the viewer draw their own conclusions regarding their opinions on these spectacles.
The desktop site has a freeform navigation which allows the user to explore the spectacles quickly and easily. This is simplified on mobile by removing vertical panning, using vertical swipes to zoom instead. This was viable because of the extra vertical screen real estate on mobile devices.