Sint-Lukas Arts Library
Relating the seemingly unrelated
For the academic art library of Sint-Lukas Brussels I designed a novel user interface that takes a new approach at searching and exploring the libary’s collection with the support of a redesigned information architecture. The new system not only allows users to search for a specified document, topic or maker but also enables them to explore the collection based on the connection between these three entities. This facilitates different types of information behaviour ranging from goal oriented searches to serendipitous discoveries.
St-Lukas Brussels Academic Library
The column structure corresponds to the different levels of related content.
visualisation of original database
26 591 isolated documents
+300 different metatags
original database meta-data
The redesigned information architecture simplified the numerous properties into 3 categories of nodes that are linked trough searchable relationships.
example: Network of a topic
At the center we see the topic "Information Design" surrounded by all the documents that relate to this topic and furthermore all of the makers and collaborators that published in this field.