Choose a topic, gather the appropriate information, and present an idea of how to show that information in graphic form, either as a static display or an interactive one.
At the moment I'm thinking I will go for Happiness index
I stuck with this topic but found that there are so many avenues I could explore! So after looking at the data from the Data blog and World Values Surveys I decided to look at using 'Polar Grids' to show the data.
These are very basic visuals I'll be continuing to develop this project after the course is finished.
The main grid will compare the yearly average of happiness of individual countries:
You can select a bar on the polar grid one or various for comparisons. When selected more data on that country is displayed below the grid. Currently show in the mock up as bar charts but I'm looking at developing this and would be grateful for any comments and suggestions.
- Area people live in
Still in first draft stage but when this project is completed I see it being a very symbolic visualization (I like that the polar grid is essentially a curved bar chart - like a smile very on topic).
Watch this space!