Beijinger in New York

Fall 2018, Shanghai

Individual Work

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“Beijinger in New York” is a programming design book that explains the cultural differences between Beijing and New York. It is a visual exploration via coding about the distinctions of these two great cities where I lived at.

The book targets the children from primary school and junior school who are curious about the culture all around the world. It contains a consistent visual aesthetic for the reader to understand the differences and similarities in between Beijing and New York. The book also reflects my life experience in both cities.

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Since “Beijinger in New York” is fully made in JavaScript, each pair has similar algorithm to draw the objects with slight changes. Through the code, I want to emphasize that the small changes in the algorithm can cause big cultural differences, yet we are all human beings created by a similar gene.

This book is the final project for “Programming Design System” class taught by Prof.Rune Madson, and it will continue as an on-going project. It is inspired by “East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu” and “Paris versus New York by Vahram Muratyan”. If you have any idea about the comparison, shoot me a message!

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