Society and Analysis

Project by

Prof. Ravi Poovaiah
Prof. Girish Dalvi
Sponsored by

This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.

Trinetr (त्रिनेत्र): Tool for Accessing Signs and Symbols from India

A web-tool which allows people to see and explore Indian sign, symbol and pattern. Tool provides easy and effective searching mechanism using categories and allows you to download and reuse the visuals.

India has very rich tradition in symbols. A wide range of signs, symbols, visual code still exist in our day-to-day life. Many field in design and research can take benefit of graphic symbols from India provided they have access to it. Presently, there is no collective unified source for finding symbols at one place.

The project is an attempt to make a centralized open-to-public repository for signs & symbols, which will evolve over time in terms of its content. A web-tool will be built around it for allowing easy access and selection of content.

At initial stage large number of data from diverse field was collected. In order to achieve easy navigation, a classification system of graphic symbols was created by open-card sort method. Categorization was majorly divided into Graphical Properties, Semantic Properties and Other Attributes. Low fidelity prototyping of concepts were followed by working prototyping of the final solution. The outcome will be useful for but not limited to design students and design enthusiasts.


Explore the tool : Trinetr



Card sorting to identify categories
A prototype showcasing collection of images and selection mechanism