Data Art Wk 1: Tree Rings

Assignment: Visualize a data set in at least three ways. Choose to work with a different visual element, drawing inspiration from gestalt principles.

Code for all three live here.

a.) Line Graph: https://emilylin-itp.github.io/data-art/wk1-hw/tree_rings_line/index.html

b.) Rings + Heat Map: https://emilylin-itp.github.io/data-art/wk1-hw/tree_rings_ellipse/index.html

190916_tree_rings_ellipse.png

c.) Bar Graph: https://emilylin-itp.github.io/data-art/wk1-hw/tree_rings_bargraph/index.html

Notes:

It was a fun challenge trying (but failing) to create data visualizations that weren’t completely influenced by what I’d seen from my peers who had completed this assignment already ( I joined the class a week late). I don’t think it’s drastically different from what’s already out there but I did have a good time trying to push the interactivity on two of these. The biggest challenge was trying to code that interactive bar graph (c). I got stuck figuring out how I could select one data point at a time. For this, I reached out and got logic advice from a resident and friend.

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