Friday, April 2, 2010
Info Arch P2: The Collection | Intro + Categorization
The Collection | NHL Trading Cards
This collection recollects my childhood was in the making for about 5-6 years. Although I do not avidly collect anymore, it is something I still enjoy looking back on and updating this collection. In regards to the idea of a collection site revolving around information graphics I saw this collection as being very applicable and able to be developed in numerous ways. I also saw it as a nice piece for personal expression, to give some personal insight.
Some brainstorming ideas...
# of trades - travel
location - player - card - team
popularity - personal - mass public
left or right handed
card issue date
nationality - country/city born in
From these ideas, as a group Micah and I formulated some categorization structuring these ideas under 3 broader categories.
The 2 overarching themes Micah and I developed were the ideas of tracking with an emphasis on the 'trading' aspect dealing with the player, team, trades, etc. We also arrived at an idea taking a more personal approach in creating a ranking system dealing with personal preference, taste, and style of the cards and players.
I am taking in to consideration:
- Repeats within the collection
- Personal preference - card style - teams - player - like/dislike
- Year - card/player
- Uses (practical/ functional vs. humorous) implement like/dislike
- card style -foil/photoshop trickery
- personal popularity ranking
I plan on re-working these structures as well as further exploring the 'out of the ordinary' information that can be displayed. As well as refining the collection to further exploit these ideas and determining whether the collection should be more concise or broad.