Shifted Maps

Revealing spatio-temporal Topologies in Movement Data

Visit Project
Screencast of the current prototype.
Heike Otten
Collaboration with
Urban Complexity Lab
Conception, Full‑Stack Development, User Tests, Screen Design, Paper Writing 

Are there networks in maps? Shifted Maps visualizes personal movement data as a network of map extracts showing visited places. The geographic map dissolves and creates a flexible network layout, which reveals unique movement structures based on geographic positions, travel time or travel frequency.

Network Arrangements

Shifted Maps combines map and network in a unique way. As a result the network can be arrangend in different layouts while keeping a geographic reference to the places through the map extracts.

Exploratory Design Process

During the design process we did a range of visual experiments to explore potentials and limits of modulated maps.