Filed under Visualization and Website.

Please note that in 2016 Jonathan Puckey founded interactive design studio Puckey. Please visit for up to date work.

In 2005 I developed the website The Professorship of Art & Public Space (in Dutch the 'Lectoraat Kunst en Publieke Ruimte'), stimulates research and theoretical reflection on the role of art and design in the public domain.

The design visualizes the use of the website as public space. Every time someone clicks on a link, they leave behind a small trace in the form of a graphical icon related to the category that the link belongs to.

I was inspired by the idea of desire paths, paths that aren't designed but rather are worn away by people finding the shortest distance between two points.

The seemingly random background image starts to make sense when the icons line up with the stories contained within the categories.


A year after the website went online, the Professorship asked me to make an invitation announcing the website's existence.

Using Scriptographer, I created a visualization of every click that had been tracked up until that time. 10470 in total.