Wanfang Diao

26 Jan 2014

1. Billionaires by Bloomberg


I found this work interesting because it involves several interesting aspects to look at these billionaires, not only how much they earn or classify them by gender or age, there is also data about number of children, wealth source. What’s more, it leverages multi visualization modes like explore, rank, plot and map, which makes the visualization gain the richness of dimensions.


2. “Love, Regret & Guilty Plesures”


This is a data visualization that shows the breakdown of songs on each of 20 mix tapes the author made between 1982 and 1996, looking at the repetition of those songs and some notable call outs. I must say, at first glance, I love the picture. The color, the shape and the arrangement is so elegance (I felt a sort of Japanese style in it). However, I can’t any sense of the data before zoom in the image(the name of songs and years are so small ), and after I zooming in, I cannot get the sense of connection between years or same songs on different tape.  I zoom in and zoom out repeatedly, feel frustrated  and still cannot get the information the author try to show. I suggest to make it a interactive visualization, data and words zoom in when mouse approaches. Then reader can check the specific data and also know they are.

3. ’11 x’ series


This project is fun. It recall me memory of childhood. Since I learned more mathematic operations and physics equations, there is several years I never touch “handmade calculation”. The topic is unique and cute.  What’s more, changing  the way to see numbers through color and shapes will bring different perspectives. I can recognize some patterns form the work, which may not easy to find when shown in numbers. This should be printed on the cover of maths textbook!