Past Events – WIA 2019 Data Viz Competition

2019 Data Gallery

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Congratulations, 2019 Finalists!


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Water and Gender Equality

An estimated 844 million people around the world do not have adequate access to clean water and in most countries, water collection is most often left to the women and girls of the family, impacting their jobs, livelihood and education. The aim of my visualisation was to bring to light the far-reaching impacts the absence of safe drinking water, ample water supply and inadequate sanitation has on women and girls. Something that is not immediately apparent when thinking about this subject at face value. The visualisation highlights the fact that lack of clean water and adequate sanitation is a gender issue and puts girls and women far behind their male counterparts. In producing this visualisation, I wanted to show the connection between water’s contributes to gender inequality and how there can never be equality until everyone, everywhere in the world has ample access to clean water. The visualisation was built using Tableau. Even though I used a minimal colour palette, the colours were chosen as a story telling device to tie the different section of the viz together. The long form format of the viz was also chosen as a way to tell the whole story in a linear fashion.

Drunk Driving

This visualization is an infographic style visualization with several interactive features. If focuses on the grave dangers of drunk driving. The visualization is inspired by the death of a loved one, who was killed by a drunk driver on the Brent Spence bridge 14 years ago.

Nellie Bly Newspaper

Nellie Bly was an American journalist in the late 1800s, who revolutionized journalism. In 1889 she set off on an adventure to travel the world in less than 80 days, documenting her travels along the way. Originally she was turned down the opportunity, because it was thought to be too dangerous of an adventure for a woman. Fortunately, she was able to go and show the world that it could be done! This visualization, created in Tableau, was designed to showcase her journey. It was designed to look like a newspaper article from the late 1800s, which is why it is in black and white. Bly’s book Around the World in Seventy-two Days was compiled from the stories she wrote for the New York World. Fortunately, Bly collected data on her journey, so this visualization highlights those points that she collected. This included the places she went, the time she spent at each stop, and the amount of time she spent waiting on delays.

Women as Leaders

My topic for this competition is inspired from the book ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg. While reading her book I realized there are very few women in the leadership roles. I wondered why? So, I researched more into this topic and made this viz with hope to spread awareness and encourage women all over the world to be proactive and take part in leadership roles in all domain. There are many well known reasons like sexism, discrimination, bias, etc. which hinders a woman’s growth. The shocking reason I found out was many women under value themselves and think men are better suited for leadership roles. Women lack the confidence and drive like men do. Also, another major reason is parenting. There is a common believed notion that women cannot have balanced work and family life. Women’s main responsibility is to raise their children. A workaholic woman is often criticized for not spending time with her children/family while this is not true for men. Purple is a color for symbolizing women. It combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red representing us women.

The Impatient List

“The Impatient List” is a storytelling piece that calls the general public’s attention to patients of the kidney transplant in the United States. Organ transplantation is a highly collaborative task, involving the patient, the donor, hospitals and organizations like OPTN and SRTR. With empathy to those patients, we want our designs to tell a story about those data to the general public. Therefore, to personalize the analysis for users, our design asks the user to imagine of being a kidney patient looking for registering onto the waiting list and enter his/her zip code. Then, each marker shown is the hospital with its transplantation rate and death rate. Then the audience will be presented with the waiting list information of the specific state his or her zip code locates in. During our analysis, we figured out that California and Alabama have long waiting list and more than 19000 people have to wait for a transplant for more than 3 years. Moreover, the user can see an imbalance between donors and patients. supported by filtering in terms of BMI and blood type and years. After that, an animated visualization will show how the waiting list length and the donor number has changed from 1995 to 2018. Encoding each pixel as one person, the animation will mimic the change of the waiting list in a year, and present the patients who left and added. We end our visualization with a call to register as a donor. The tools used are Leaflet.js, WebGL, Bootstrap, D3.js and Scrollama.js