SequoiaView allows you to view the contents of your hard drive – the resultant visualisation is a quilted pattern that uses the Treemap schema to represent data. The Treemap schema commonly represents larger quantities of data with large surface areas and conversely small areas for small amounts of data, it allows rapid appreciation of large sets of data at a quick glance. SequoiaView was developed by the computer science department of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and can be downloaded for free from these pages.

Newsmap – Marcos Weskamp

Other classic Treemap works from memory include Marcos Weskamp’s Newsmap which transmutes news aggregated from google into a Mondrian-esque patchwork of headlines and Lateral’s homepage, try playing with the colour scheme at the top right corner.

2 Responses to “SequoiaView”

  1. xeric writes:

    Similar to SequoiaView is GdMap for Linux.

    Here’s a snapshot of my sorely abused hard drive:

  2. Mike writes:

    Here’s a flickr group for sharing these visualizations.

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