Second year is all over and once again I see my self writing about how fast it’s all gone. This is also the conclusion of my data visualisation project and am really happy with how it turned out. Iv mentioned briefly before that we had to create two A1 posters, the first using data that we had to collect and the second using a data set that we had been given. Here’s what I came up with:
For my first data visualization I decided that I would record data on my dreams. I recorded, with a score of 1-10, how vivid (V) my dreams were and how much I enjoyed them (E) in relation to the time I went to bed and the day of the week. I did this over a period of 49 days equaling 7 weeks in total. The first part to my visualization is my big dream circle that shows V and E in relation to first when I went to bed, light blue section and day of the week, dark blue section. In the inside section of my dream circle, time slots have been divided up into six sections and average scores are shown in block colours. The outer part of my circle shows V and E in relation to the day of the week the dream occurred over the seven weeks. For example the first segment is Monday and within this the 1st to the 7th Monday across the seven weeks. This is shown as a line graph made to look like the joining up of star constellations. The second section underneath the dream circle is a simple bar chart that shows V and E on 49 consecutive nights. As you can see some nights are blank and these nights I did not dream at all.
For my second graph I chose to look at fuel poverty and more specifically the households and their owners with fuel poverty. First I have a bar chart that shows the total number of households with fuel poverty from 2003 – 2009. Within these bars I have broken them down into owner groups and their scale. This is shown as a part to whole bars with group specific colour shades. Separate to this graph I also show the total number of households with fuel poverty in simple pie charts so you can see them in relation to the houses without poverty. You can see the number with poverty is increasing year by year, its kind of scary to see really, I wonder what the picture will look like another 10 years down the line.