Visualization purists beware. This “viz” is mossy — as in moss.
At first glance, it’s a visualization. It represents parks, forests, rivers, and lakes in Berlin, Germany. But then it invites you to touch it, and the map nudges you closer to the real thing.
The mossy-viz idea seems to have begun when Sebastian Meier sought a more sensual experience than he could give with an ordinary map. Meier, who works at at the Interaction Design Lab, part of the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany, begins his explanation this way.
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Most visualizations use the two-dimensional plane of paper or screens, even when visualizing spatial (three-dimensional) data.