Penrose and it’s subsequent weights were developed jointly with Brazen’s web based interaction system. The system, designed to be seamlessly integrated in the company’s website, converts informal meta-data into a complex and compelling visual display of Brazen’s activity. François Morin, co-founder at Brazen explains:
“ The goal is to gather mixed meta-data from the company’s repositories hosted on bitbucket.org and create a visual representation of the company’s on-going activities regarding software development. A daily data-set is compiled every day at midnight based on the meta-data gathered via the REST api available at api.bitbucket.org. The data-set is then crunched by a script to determine the company’s coding progress according to various information such as pushes, pulls, commits, branches, updates, etc. The data are compared with previous data-set and prepared to be displayed according to the visual requirements. This endeavour is motivated by means of exploring the bitbucket api while approaching design in a playful manner. ”
This data is translated visually in the form of a seemingly infinite flow of forms and structures, from simple shapes to complex architectures. Isometric, three dimensional shapes, are deconstructed into a variable number of smaller segments. An intuitive, innovative and refreshing user experience that allows the user to seize the company’s activity in a single glimpse and without the need to reveal any information describing on-going projects.