A visual taxonomy of objects by emphase.ch

An interesting project by emphase.ch encountered at the Panorama exhibit in Geneva last Saturday: ZWISCHENSAISON Knowledge Visualization is a visual taxonomy of an hotel archives (a set of artifacts). The list of artifacts is presented on the first page:

And then, each page keeps the same arrangement with pictograms to describe object traits:

Why do I blog this? Working on the game controller book project, I'm interested in different ways to depict object categories. It's interesting that design research seem to offer various exploration about how to create visual catalogues with compelling solutions like the one above.