This page will be updated as I update the main Pleasing Patterns article.
This article is a companion to my Pleasing Patterns article, yet that article is suitably large and this concept suitably different to warrant a new such article. I intend to create more variations on this idea in the future. This article will focus on differences with the main article moreso than stand alone and so read that first if you've not already done so.
Firstly is the translation of the basic grid to a circular form:
Following is the same for the true grid:
This is such a simple transformation that no informational differences in the most compact storage arise; the pattern data is the same and it is merely how the grid is used that changes.
I will now display my pieces. This translation of the first is the oldest and is much more unique and mystical according to this grid:
This translation is the second that was made and I rather like it, although perhaps not as much as the normal grid; it certainly benefits less from this new grid, I think:
This doesn't change much, but is still rather nicer for it:
This pattern partially lost is more pleasant with this grid, I think:
An interesting consequence of having the numbers on such a grid is display with the same interface as those for time; I can envision an interface that gives attention to a number by spinning it along the perimeter. I won't bother imposing the common number symbols onto a circle, focusing only on my symbols for these.
The zero looks better or worse, varying:
There's again no point in showing an alternative one; it wouldn't even change unless it was with the perimeter, which it wouldn't be.
The symbol for two is still pleasant, with that slight curve making it potentially better than its more rigid form and also perhaps more aligned with how it would usually appear when written by hand.
The three looks worse this way, I suppose:
The four better resembles the two under this grid, which is a pleasant quality:
The five is still recognizable and rather pleasant:
The eight also looks rather great, following from the four:
The nine also looks worse, I suppose, although it's no issue considering the rest:
The ten still looks nice here and still seamlessly combines the two and the five:
There's no difference with the eleven, so it's not reproduced here.
The thirteen is suitable here, also perhaps better resembling how it would actually be drawn much of the time:
I currently have no other circular symbols, but expect to later, along with other such grids.