Spread like wildfire 

Exploring the role of design in data visualisation

& designing a newsgame for the digital world disclosure

Overview

My project explores how to use design to create meaningful interchange of information between people to approach issues of our networked society. Concerning people's lack of understanding of the digital-physical relationship, I design a new experience to address the mysterious cyberspace, demonstrating its interconnectivity while exploring the responsibilities of a digital citizen. 

 

The Hong Kong protest has served as an entry point to approach cyberspace. As a networked social movement, it demonstrates the social significance of the internet and its connection with our physical settings. The outcome of this project is a web game to present my research. Using playability and entertaining aspects, I hope to engage the player with research more interactively and entertainingly to discuss a complex topic effortlessly.

Research

This project research on the social significance of the internet and the design practice of information design. 

Data Visualisation

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Click to read my dissertation on Cyberspace

This project experiments on using design to visualise data and information about networked social movement.

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Infographics

This is an infographic that sums up my research on the digital narrative:"If you burn, you burn with us". This quote is a line from the movie Hunger Games and it has been used as a slogan by the Hong Kong protestors. This narrative had been widely used social media and could be seen in different corners of Hong Kong. 

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News game

The development of the narrative feeds into my game design which has 7 levels in total. You can play a part of the game through the link below. The concept is to create tweets in a limited amount of time. If the player reaches the targeted number of tweets in that level, the game will unlock the next part of the story.

Game:https://sophieyeeyan.github.io/webgame/

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Spread like Wild Fire

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City background of the game, showing the transformation of the city