Collaboration Across Borders

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Overview

FiftyThree builds beautifully designed and intuitive creativity tools, including the widely-used Paper app. Mix is the name of their collaboration platform, built into Paper, that allows people to share work online and contribute to each others’ drawings. At its core, Mix is a visual conversation that lets ideas evolve, used by over one million creators and in over 210 countries around the world. Commemorating this milestone, Schema collaborated with the FiftyThree team to create a visualization of several world-spanning remix collaborations.

A map shows the networks of contributors based on a selection of visual stories
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Process

We worked closely with a team of designers and engineers at FiftyThree to conceptualize and design the visualization. Our objective was to convey how drawing brings people together across borders. Starting with that premise we converged on a map as the foundation of the piece, showing the networks of contributors based on visual stories selected specifically for this visualization.

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Outcome

The resulting visualization highlights collaborations through ideas that evolve with every contribution from participants around the world. It demonstrates the power of visual storytelling and how one simple idea can inspire thousands of new ideas worldwide. View the visualization.

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