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Cultural Grants Archive
- Residencia de Estudiantes
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The ‘Student Residence’ was the centre of Spanish cultural life during the early decades of the 20th century. One of its programs was to support its residents' careers by helping them to expand their studies. Through the 'Board for Advanced Studies and Scientific Research,' they approved over 10,000 grants for studying abroad.
Of course, a detailed record of every person or organization involved in the project was carefully stored in the program's archive. The files were digitized several years ago. They also developed an exploration tool that urgently required a technical update.
The client came to me, asking for a complete reconstruction: not only the technology should be renovated, but also the design, the information displayed and the way of exploring it.
I designed a data visualization with a clean and appealing layout, where the navigation meets the standards. The list view allows to dig deeply in each record, which contains information about the students' travels, works, articles and papers. You can even read them!