The Curricle Lens
Visualized, Annotaded, Connected: what should the course catalog look like in the 21st century?
Context
Berkmann Klein Center (at) Harvard
Year
2019
TasksStorytelling DesignFrontend Development

The Harvard course catalog is characterized by constant change. Changing course content and historical events, such as social movements, influence teaching and learning. This research project was a collaboration with the Metalab. Together with Kim Albrecht, who was responsible for stories and visualization we developed the research project Curricle Lens which enables users to explore historical events from Harvard's course catalogue. The data can be explored through four extensive storylines. A scroll-based storytelling module immerses into the complex course structures which unfold over time and provide additional context through pointed essays. Responsive cues in the visualization the user’s information experience and highlight important data points in the visualization. The data is from Harvard's course catalog from 1990 to 2020.

data visualization, datenvisualisierung: The Curricle Lens – While course structures stay consistent, labeling them is a continuous process.
While course structures stay consistent, labeling them is a continuous process.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: The Curricle Lens – While scrolling through the story, patterns can be highlighted at some points.
While scrolling through the story, patterns can be highlighted at some points.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: The Curricle Lens – Interesting patterns are annotaded.
Interesting patterns are annotaded.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: The Curricle Lens – The audience can choose between a set of five storylines.
The audience can choose between a set of five storylines.