In 2020 as part of the Amsterdam studio argodesign I was designing an app visualizing schemas to show the dependencies and relationships between assets and their associated workflows, typically only visible in code.
The past challenge
On a typical CG-animated film, DreamWorks creates and manages 500 million digital files. These live on complex data structures across many different file types, making on-the-fly changes by Technical Directors cumbersome and time-consuming.
I was mainly responsible for designing the visualizations. I read the code the studio used so far and explored the visual representation. Multiple times I lead the meetings with dreams works to find out with of the visualizations represented the best their thoughts models.