NeckLan: Language Visualization


T. Flemisch, F. Rajabiyazdi, M. Hosseinkhani, S. Carpendale, NeckLan: Language as Jewellery to appear in VIS'15 Electronic Conference Proceedings, Chicago, USA, 2015.


We present NeckLan, a physical visualization in form of a decorative pendant for a necklace. The encoded data consists of the languages a person can speak, their corresponding language families and the person's proficiency for each language. This project is motivated by internationality and globalization of research laboratories and conferences. In an iterative design process we drew sketches and designed NeckLan. Furthermore, we explore the possible usages of NeckLan for different purposes.