Data Storage History (2021)


graphic design


I represent Data storage history by using simplified graphic language while adding the data capacity. It starts from the punch card, and ends at the cloud storage, which has unlimited volume. Each graphic also represents the real dimensions of data storage, so that people can sense the form, size, and data capacity at the same time while interacting with this graphic.








Compack Disk (1982)

Floppy Disk (1967)

VHS Video (1977)

Hard Disk Drive (1956)






Zip Drive (1994)

Punch Card (1890)

SD Card (1999)

Magnetic Core (1951)






Cloud Storage (2006)

USB (1999)

Magnetic Drum (1932)

Cassette Tape (1951)