I was interested in visualizing some of the impressive dataset presented by Studs Terkel in his 1974 classic Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. Part of my goal in creating this piece was to move away from code-based tools (like d3.js, Python and Processing).I collected the data by reading through Working and entering information on subjects with determinable ages and periods spent working at the profiled job.The graphic was then created in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. A cropped version of this poster was short-listed for the 2014 Information is Beautiful Awards.
I created this design exercise over two days based on a long-held personal interest in the relationship between a book's sales and the information immediately visible to the consumer on the cover. The main dataset comes from a list published by the Guardian of the best-selling books of all-time. I then used the Google Books API to query all the titles and extract additional information on publisher (etc.) and download all book covers. I used OpenCV to calculate histograms of each book's cover. This final dataset was passed on to Processing to visualize.
I worked with sentiment analysis start-up Kaypok Analytics to improve their dashboard interface. Over the spring and summer of 2014, I conducted an in-depth literature review to determine best practices for data visualizations, designed widgets and layout concepts for various aspects of sentiment analysis, and developed working prototypes of the widgets in d3 using real data to demonstrate various aspects of the aesthetics and interactability of each widget.
While interning at Baycrest Hospital, I was responsible for developing an internal website to help visually communicate the Baycrest Model for care to staff. The Baycrest Model is a then-newly developed means of expressing the components of Baycrest's vore values, such as Research, Technology, Culture, Education, Environment, and People. The website was designed to be bright and modern, while still working with the company's Internet Explorer 8-based infrastructure. To accomplish this, I worked with Raphael.js with a Wordpress backing, so that staff members could submit stories that they thought exemplified Baycrest's values. More images of the visualization in action coming soon!
This book was submitted as part of a wayfinding course. The project outline was to create a design that improves on OCADU's current wayfinding system, both in terms of aethetics and usability. My project centered around the novel approach of incorporating patterns to differentiate between room types, as a means of distinguishing the signage from the general flurry of fliers on OCADU's walls, and to make the signage recognizable to colour-blind students from a distance.
As part of a partnership between OCADU and environmental software developer Zerofootprint, I came up with these design concepts that could be installed in OCAD University's main lobby and/or Great Hall to remind students about their energy consumption habits. My proposed concepts included a cloud installation over the Great Hall lounge that would thunder and darken as students plugged in electronic devices and a concept wherein the elevator buttons would be replaced by an electrical cord that a student must plug in to summon the elevator.
This is one of my earliest data visualization projects. It was completed in Processing as part of a class assignment. The project was to create an interactive presentation using Processing. I was interested in exploring how a digital tool like Processing could be used to emulate the style of text while preserving its unique capabilities.
I started out playing with FAOSTAT's datasets on crop trade and production for a class project. The result was the poster seen in the second image. I wasn't satisfied with the amount of information that could be portrayed in a static image, so I created the second visualization as a personal exercise using d3.js. It can be viewed on Codepen.