Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT debuts new 3-axes data visualization tool: Layer Cake

Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT debuts new 3-axes data visualization tool: Layer CakeSource: MIT Libraries

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT has released its prototype of Layer Cake, a 3-axes mapping tool that enables users to build maps layering narrative, time, and space simultaneously. Envisioned by AKDC Program Head Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D. the tool has become a reality thanks to the programming expertise of James Yamada (Master’s in Design Studies, Harvard GSD).

Ali Asgar Alibhai (Ph.D. candidate, Harvard NELC) provided the content for the pilot project by analyzing textual sources of Ibn Jubayr’s 12th-century pilgrimage from Spain to Mecca.

Read more – Dated: February 21, 2017

 

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