Screenshot of the final visualization
Screenshot of the final visualization

Project Brief

What makes the movie narrative — 500 Days of Summer — so engaging?

Project Context

  • Type: Classroom project at NID
  • Duration: 1 week
  • My role: Data Analysis, data visualization design & front-end development

About the project

Spoiler alert: This visualization summarizes the movie narrative!

The movie 500 Days of Summer is a short romantic comedy movie about a boy who meets a girl (named Summer), they date, break up & he eventually meets another girl (poetically named Autumn). While the story is pretty clichéd, it is narrated in a non-linear format, that makes the movie fun to watch.

I made an interactive visualization of the order of the 500 days relationship, mapping the stages of the relationship as well as how specific scenes are always juxtaposed with contrasting scenes.

You can view the final visualization yourself, read more about the process on my blog, and read my paper on movie narrative visualizations published in the PJIM journal.