Information Visualization: Symbols Used by Sir Isaac Newton

Research Purpose:

  • Design and development of interactive visualizations of the symbols used by Sir Isaac Newton in 118 of his alchemical manuscripts. 

My Role:

  • Worked with Shanshan Chen on this project.

  • Conducted secondary research on the variety of symbols used by Isaac Newton.

  • Sketched and developed visualizations of the symbols.

Methods Used:

  • Sketching, Prototyping


  • Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Google API, ManyEyes, Sci2