Data Visualization

CMU, Communication Design Studio, Project 3

“Data visualization is effective because it shifts the balance between perception and cognition to take fuller advantage of the brain’s abilities.” — Stephen Few

October 31, 2016

We’ve all seen data visualizations — some of them effective; many of them simply pleasing graphics. In our next process we have to dive into the process of conceiving and crafting visual, aural, and temporal representations of data that communicate information in ways that are useful, usable, and desirable, paying close attention to patterns that emerge.

Some of the sources for data are:-


November 5, 2016

For this project Chirag and me have teamed to find data and analyze it. The topic that we have taken is “creation” which is one of the need’s from Manfred-Max-Neef’s classifiation of fundamental need and our next task is find relevant data for it.

Some of the examples for data visualization:

and many more as follows.

Explorations in form

Related examples


November 9, 2016

Team discussions on possible data sets,

November 15, 2016

We have narrowed down our data topics and come to a single one.

The data we collected addresses the question:
What people studied (Bachelor’s Degree) and which occupational field they work in, by gender & race in United States in 2012?
To understand:
How many people work in the same field as their bachelor’s degree?

November 17, 2016

We had to understand the elements of the story, the order in which they would appear in the story so that it creates more impact.

Understanding the possible actors in the story and how to represent them.

November 22, 2016

November 24, 2016

Various attempts at visualizing the data.

November 26, 2016

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November 29, 2016

December 1, 2016

December 6, 2016