Retro Future Hacker News
Visualizing controversy and popularity of the news aggregator.
Context
Experiment
Year
2018
TasksConceptVisual LanguageTypographyFrontend Development

The social media site Hacker News is a news aggregator, focusing on computer science and information technology. Its design is bare-bones but it has complex functionality for voting and discussions. The experimental interactive visualization allows the user to explore current articles of the platform. Comments are displayed chronologically for each article and nested comments are created in new interpretations of lists. The result is a typographic cyber punk reader that exchanges usability and conventionality for rawness and resistance against the common sense of usability and web standards. This project was developed with Florian Zia and supervised by Boris Müller at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam.

data visualization, datenvisualisierung: Retro Future Hacker News – Explore current hot topics of the news incubator Hacker News and their comments positioned by age and controversity.
Explore current hot topics of the news incubator Hacker News and their comments positioned by age and controversity.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: Retro Future Hacker News – A new layout for lists of nested comments.
A new layout for lists of nested comments.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: Retro Future Hacker News – The inverted version of the view of topics.
The inverted version of the view of topics.
data visualization, datenvisualisierung: Retro Future Hacker News – The inverted version of the view of comments for a selected topic.
The inverted version of the view of comments for a selected topic.