Presentation from Visualized 2015 at the New York Times Center. HALO is a 3-dimensional object that maps complex data flows into an aggregate, and intuitive, picture that signals the performance and health of an entity or a person. It is an intelligent digital object who’s colour, form and behavioural characteristics (how it transforms in time and space) are all determined by the data being streamed into the system.
HALO allows for meta-understanding of vast amounts of data by essentially allowing you to see the forest from the trees. The system absconds the typical pedantic focus-on-detail approach to data visualisation, and instead represents data relationships using symbolic and object-oriented relationships. Halo removes the abstraction in data visualisation and instead shortens the conceptual and cognitive distance between the data and its mode of representation – it looks like the data it is representing. This not only allows for ease of reading and comprehension, but also imparts an emotive quality to the digital object that makes the user much more invested in their personal data.
ORA Systems : http://www.ora.systems . Atlas of the Future : http://atlasofthefuture.org/project/halo-peter-crnokrak/ . Tincture : http://tinyurl.com/znpzqm7