In this case study, I want to test how people from different cultures visualise their yearly
timeline. During this study of calendars, I have realised that in my mind, I have a visual
that reflects my own timeline for the year. The study is designed to understand whether
people develop a visual memory that is inspired by calendar systems they have used or if
they are creating their own visuals from their personal imagination.
In this study, I would like to understand whether people are still influenced by their cultural background (and if so, what characteristics are important to them) or whether they are influenced by other reasons such as personal
events, lifestyle, etc.
My timeline structure has been in my mind since my childhood and is based on my cultural and daily life experiences with
calendars. I was wondering if other people have their own visuals for the yearly timeline
as well, and which kind of characteristics inspire them.
The study case was set up in the following way:
I have asked 32 participants between the ages of 25-40, from 11 countries to follow the
Create your own visual for the yearly timeline.
It should not be about a specific year.
It can be any kind of shape, and it can be abstract.
Any additional information can be added.
It can include colors, icons, drawings, etc.
It should show the beginning of your timeline.