WordoScope- What Do Words Say About Horoscopes? by Swinburne University of Technology
The title of the Project is "WordoScope- what do words say about Horoscope. The project was developed from data which had a set of words. This data was collected from 2200 horoscopes and had words describing each of the zodiac signs.
The process of the project was a part of academic work for data visualisation. There are 12 zodiac signs: Pisces, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, Gemini, Virgo, Aries, Libra, Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn, and Sagittarius. Characters were created for each of the zodiac signs portraying the characteristics from the described interpretations. The data was processed by identifying the constantly used words and unique words further interpreting descriptions for each character. A storyline was created with a situation where all the characters are attending a party and having a conversation which depicts their descriptions. The challenges faced were to show their characteristics only from facial or body gestures, so adding dialogue boxes and adding a conversation made it a lot more easier to understand the Characters.
The motive of the illustration is to create a storyline for people who read (newspaper or online) their weekly horoscope to make it more interactive and fun. The Inspiration behind the illustration was from an Indian Cartoonist, Mario Miranda.