Prototype 5 : Relational Type Exploration

Prototype 1 : Displaying typeface on tablet device
Prototype 2 : Historical Typefaces
Prototype 3 : Juxtaposing Comparison
Prototype 4 : Overlaying Comparison
Prototype 5 : Relational Type Exploration
Prototype 6 : Type Inspector

Prototype 5 : Relational type exploration

This prototype visualizes the relationship of typefaces to one another. The user can select a topic, such as designer, category or time period, to access related typefaces. For example, a user can select a property of current a typeface, such as ‘Humanist Sans,’ and it will then display all of the typefaces in the Humanist Sans category. This feature is also helpful to find the typefaces designed by same designer. As this visualization requires detailed information about typefaces and instant search functionality, I had to design and build a database.