29 January 2009

INFOARCH: collection sorting

my collection (photographed in scale)

Based on Wurman's acronym for organization, LATCH, here are my five ways of organizing my collection of plastic animals:

L (location): where each item was found, where each species of animal is originally from in the world
A (alphabetical): by name of the animal
T (time): time I acquired each item
C (category): what kind of animal each is (farm animal, jungle animal, etc) or (reptile, mammal, etc.)
H (hierarchy): size of each item, saturation of color on each item (brightest to dullest coloration) amount of memory associated with the acquisition of each item

yeah, yeah... it's more than five right now. I'll edit soon.