Rationale

The proposed brief was to record the amount of coffee, chai and tea that was drunk over a given period of time.  The idea was to document my consumption and record the specific details of this consumption through time of day, date, type of drink and the amount of headaches I had throughout this period.

 

The style of the infographic was inspired by nonsensical graphs, as they tend to take on a more artistic overall form. This style of graph is suited to the information that my work holds as I tend to consume these types of beverages when in creative moods, either painting or designing. The overall infographic thus evokes a sense of the mindset I was in when consuming these beverages.

 

The graph displays four angular shapes that comprise of a number of triangles. Each triangle within each shape represents one cup or headache. Therefore the larger shapes show a larger number of cups consumed. The graph works with a cross axis, with the left side showing the start date of data being collected and the right side the end. The top and bottom axis show the time of the day that the data was recorded (am or pm). From this it’s possible to see what I decided to consume at what time of day and roughly what date throughout this period of time.

 

The key remains quite simplistic, showing the graphic shapes separated from the main image, each one with the item it represents underneath. The viewer, after reading the key, would then search for the specific shape within the graph to relate it to the time and date of that particular piece of data.

Posted 1 year ago

FUN FACTS!

on average. i drank one and one fifth of a cup of coffee a day for 43 days. and i spent $193.50 on those 43 days just on coffee. 

i need to go to rehab.

Posted 1 year ago

headache graphic. 11 sides to the shape signifying a total of 11 headaches throughout the duration of of my data collecting period.

chai graphic. 6 sides signifying 6 cups of chai consumed.

tea graphic. 15 sides signifying 15 cups of tea consumed.

coffee graphic. 52 sides to the shape signifying 52 cups of coffee consumed.

NONSENSICAL GRAPHS! this is the style of data vis i am using for this brief. main reason being it has a strong artistic feeling. which ties into the personal side of the information shown in this graph.

Posted 1 year ago

(Source: passanapassa, via r-efine)

this data visualises several different pieces of information about New York City. the interactive display creates incredible moving imagery which draws in its viewers. the use of large format to display the data creates excitement and sets the piece apart from any typical form of displaying data.

this is a photographic and typographic display of how people eat their bagels for breakfast. turning photograph into diagram. giving the piece a current, modern and fun, interactive feel.

this is a very strong example of how data visualisation can take on an artistic form rather than it being boring statistics. each colour and directional line on this chart is representative of something, although that is not what the viewer reads first. the viewer takes in the shape of the piece as a whole and reads it as though it is an artwork. 

i find this way of communicating data to be very beaytiful and more effective than any typical forms of visually communicating collected data, as the viewer is not scared of by numbers, percentages and lots of text. rather, they are drawn to the graph from an artistic point of view.

this is the perfect example of how the simple pie chart is so effective. this poster shows the quantity of ingredients used in each type of coffee. the use of simple shapes and selected colour makes the chart easy to understand.

the first thing that caught my eye when i saw this piece was its incredibly beautiful and colourful artwork. once i read the text i then realised it is a graph that shows the amount of garbage, waste and pollution in the Gyre. what the viewer is looking at isn’t just a nice colourful image, it is the ocean. this piece has a dramatic and strong impact on its viewers once they realise what the imagery represents. i think that the way this graph works is incredibly tactile and affective.