RYUKYU ALIVE

RYUKYU ALIVE

2002
Web-based 3D Visualization
VRML / Digital Archive /
Interface Metaphor

2002
Web-based 3D Visualization
VRML / Digital Archive /
Interface Metaphor

Ryukyu ALIVE is an information visualization system of the huge Web Archives named ‘Wonder Okinawa.’ This system renders the total contents of the digital archive in a 3D space. Up-to-minute access to the archive is dynamically visualized by analyzing a user’s access log. By using the metaphor of galaxy, a variety of interactions and visualizations are realized.

Ryukyu ALIVE is an information visualization system of the huge Web Archives named ‘Wonder Okinawa.’ This system renders the total contents of the digital archive in a 3D space. Up-to-minute access to the archive is dynamically visualized by analyzing a user’s access log. By using the metaphor of galaxy, a variety of interactions and visualizations are realized.

VISUALIZATION OF ACCESS INFORMATION

VISUALIZATION OF ACCESS INFORMATION

The galactic space of Ryukyu ALIVE is constructed as a concentration of many stars (icons). Each icon represents a separate Web page in the digital archives. When a user accesses a certain Web page, the corresponding icon pops out to the outermost circle of the galaxy. Icons of pages with little access will be drawn gradually into the center of the galaxy, and will eventually be absorbed and become invisible. Fluctuation of the galaxy by icon pop-out and absorption represents overall status of the digital archives. The movement of the icons is reflected to the galaxy by analyzing accesses to the Web server 15 minutes before. Thus, ALIVE stands for Access Log Information Visualizing Engine of the digital archives.

The galactic space of Ryukyu ALIVE is constructed as a concentration of many stars (icons). Each icon represents a separate Web page in the digital archives. When a user accesses a certain Web page, the corresponding icon pops out to the outermost circle of the galaxy. Icons of pages with little access will be drawn gradually into the center of the galaxy, and will eventually be absorbed and become invisible. Fluctuation of the galaxy by icon pop-out and absorption represents overall status of the digital archives. The movement of the icons is reflected to the galaxy by analyzing accesses to the Web server 15 minutes before. Thus, ALIVE stands for Access Log Information Visualizing Engine of the digital archives.

USER INTERFACE

USER INTERFACE

The figure shows the user interface of Ryukyu ALIVE. The screen consists of three windows: 3D window, operation window and overview window. The 3D window shows a galactic space for which the digital archive is mapped three-dimensionally. Users are free to walk around in the galaxy. Moving the mouse cursor onto one of the icons in the galaxy shows the information of the corresponding digital archive in the overview window. Clicking the icon pops up another window for the corresponding digital archive. The operation window provides interesting functions: Seiza (constellation) to show or hide information according to categories, Wakusei(planet) to show all contents in a specific category in another galaxy and time machine to visualize past status of Ryukyu ALIVE.

The figure shows the user interface of Ryukyu ALIVE. The screen consists of three windows: 3D window, operation window and overview window. The 3D window shows a galactic space for which the digital archive is mapped three-dimensionally. Users are free to walk around in the galaxy. Moving the mouse cursor onto one of the icons in the galaxy shows the information of the corresponding digital archive in the overview window. Clicking the icon pops up another window for the corresponding digital archive. The operation window provides interesting functions: Seiza (constellation) to show or hide information according to categories, Wakusei(planet) to show all contents in a specific category in another galaxy and time machine to visualize past status of Ryukyu ALIVE.

CREDIT

デザインチーム

RYUKYU ALIVE CONSORTIUM


琉球ALIVEコンソーシアム



EXHIBITION / AWARD

展示 / 受賞

Asia Digital Art Awards, Digital Design Category, Excellence Award, 2003
SIGGRAPH 2003, Web Graphics (Presentations), 2003


アジアデジタルアートアワード, デジタルデザイン部門 優秀賞, 2003
SIGGRAPH 2003, Web Graphics (Presentations), 2003


PUBLICATION

出版

WAKITA A. and MATSUMOTO F. Information Visualization with web3D - Spatial Visualization of Human Activity Area and Its Condition- Computer Graphics Vol37, Number3 ACM SIGGRAPH, Aug.2003 29-33.

WAKITA A. and MATSUMOTO F. Information Visualization with web3D - Spatial Visualization of Human Activity Area and Its Condition- Computer Graphics Vol37, Number3 ACM SIGGRAPH, Aug.2003 29-33.