We were asked to create two A1 poster visualisations with two sets of data. One piece of data had to be collected by us personally whereas the other source was a range of energy consumption data which was given to us. It was our decision to pick and choose from several data to which we could create a graph, so handling data was a great skill learnt throughout the brief.
The first visualisation focuses on the fall in coal usage in the UK. This information is supported by several events which influenced and effected the coal production totals. Events such as the mining strikes, union strikes and the government closing down the mines. The graph explores and represents the production, stocks, change in the coal industry and how it has fluctuated over the last forty years. The piece below is entitled ‘Oh Coal, where art thou?’
The second visualisation was personal data collected from my own personal twitter account. The information was collected over the space of a month by recording such factors as character count, emotion, interaction and subject. 298 tweets later, below is my visualisation entitled ‘All work and no play’