Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Data Visualization Final







For this information graph I showed the top ten producers of oil and also the top ten oil spills. I showed their location through the circle markers and the size of each marker indicates the size of the spill. The lines reinforce the labeling system of the spills. 

2 comments:

  1. While looking at this I can get information on the gold plotted facts more so than the continental facts. But when reading through it, the continents have a combined overall that is more in quantity than the gold. I wonder if you could show that combined ratio difference in a way that gives 2 layers of impact. One being the gold info, saying how many gallons have been wasted in incidents and the other in a massive scale change showing the combined continent info. Maybe try filling in each continent with the greyish color could've had an larger impact and a contrast between bigger and smaller quantities. I think that your use of the world map gives a great realization that the middle east is the center for oil spills due to there mass production and quantity just from basic knowledge. I'm wondering if there could be a way that would clarify the gold information better, without the viewer having to play a game with the intersecting lines. Visually it is very compelling and great to look at and find information, but I think you can clarify some key elements like scale, quantity and placement that could influence more of an impactful experience.

    lurve,
    patty

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  2. I feel ya patty, I wanted to throw some gold labels on the map too, but unfortunately it was pretty cluttered when it came to the middle east area. But either way I agree the labeling does need some work.

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