5000 Years of Chinese History Visualization

DesignerYanwen Hu
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

"5000 Years of Chinese History Visualization" is a new information system visualizing twenty-four ancient Chinese dynasties. By analyzing over 800 emperors and 200 scholars' historical contributions in politics, philosophy, arts, science and technology, the book visually presents the relationships among those realms. Inspired by traditional Chinese art, the middle landscape painting is an artistic visualization based on the real history data, which represents the history in an authentic and expressive way.

About Designer

Yanwen is an award-winning designer specializing in user experience, data visualization and graphic design. When Yanwen served as a User Experience Designer at Conde Nast Digital, she worked on multiple global brands' website redesign projects, including Glamour, Conde Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Teen Vogue and Golf Digest. Those projects have been nominated by the Webby Awards in 2015 and 2016. Besides that, Yanwen’s design has been exhibited in New York and Beijing, China. Additionally, her work has been featured in various publications. Now she serves as a judge for CSS Design Awards 2017, 47th Creativity International Award, 9th China International UXD Award and a mentor for 2017 UXPA NYC mentorship program.