Interactive 3D Mall Map

An interactive 3D mall map concept with a sidebar search and pin indicators for every level.

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Today we’d like to share a little 3D experiment with you. The idea is to show a mall map with all its floors in perspective. Additionally, we have a search in a sidebar that allows to filter mall spaces. Once a floor is selected, we show some pins as indicators for the different stores/spaces. When clicking on a pin, we show some more details of that space. We’ve mostly used CSS trickery for this, applying transitions that will rotate and move the levels by adding or removing classes. The levels are represented by inline SVGs.

The responsiveness of this concept is powered by the viewport unit vmin which allows us to use the smallest viewport side for sizing our elements.

This concept can be applied to any kind of floor map actually; any building that has several floors and spaces could be an interesting use case for this.

Attention: This is a highly experimental proof-of-concept. 3D and viewport units support is needed for this to work.

For the filtering and ordering of the spaces list in the sidebar we are using List.js, a great library for adding search, sort, filters and flexibility to tables, lists and various HTML elements.

The following is the initial view of the mall:


When clicking on a level or when clicking on a space in the sidebar, the respective level opens and the pins show:


Clicking on a pin will open the details for that space:


We hope you enjoy this little experiment and find it inspiring!

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Mary Lou

ML is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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  1. This is fantastic, great work! Thanks for sharing on Github, will look at creating a floorplan of our building for new (and old!) employees to reference.

  2. Could you tell me what program you used to create these svg floor layer images? inkscape? illustrator? sketch? Great work!

    • Hi Mary Lou,

      Hope you are doing great!

      Really need your help on this one.

      Is there a way you can add a link in the content_details that will trigger / open up another pin?

      Thank you so much.

  3. Congratulations for you work, I had a question, how you draw the plans (the floors layers)? to hand or use some software

  4. Great work!

    Is there a way to bind the pins to the svg paths withouth specify the placement in the css class?