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Visualizing Global Marathon 2012

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  • " is a community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design"

    Visualizing Global Marathon is a wordwide weekend-long student data visualization competition.

    Given 3 challenges with different topics each student or group of students has to choose one and create a visualization from the data given.

  • For our project we used the data from 150 countries and 150 diseases provided by HealthMap.

    We gathered the 150 countries into each continent and chose 3 disease categories (Parasitic, Venereal and Infectious) and picked a representative sample of illnesses (Malaria, myiasis and toxoplasmosis for parasitic; Cholera, pneumonia, tuberculosis for infectious; Gonorrhea, AIDS and Syphilis for Venereal).

    Once done this, we represented the total alerts per continent and the total alerts per million people using a pictogram and color code in a flash application where the user can choose and filter the information he wants to visualize.

  • Is was important for us to show the big differences of alerts existing between continents and kind of disease so we created a scaling system so the proportions of the amount of alerts was obvious at first glance.

  • You can see the whole interative HERE.

  • Done during 11-12 November by Berta Adillón, Iris Martínez, Jennifer Moreno and Irene Serrano.
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