Anyone reading this will know that I love to blog. I’ve owned my blog for 1210 days now and have racked up 311 posts – that is nearly equivalent to a post every 4 days! Some might say I’m obsessed or addicted but as a Graphic Design student I find it to be really beneficial and helpful in getting my work ‘out there’.
It seems so long ago now (as I am behind) but back in March I did a couple of posts on what I had been up to in the studio, which I don’t usually do but due to the style of the lessons it worked. Data Visualisation. If I’m honest, I wasn’t crazy about it at the start. I had seen some really interesting info graphics on the web, but didn’t really think it was for me. I’m not one to shy away from a challenge though and have to admit that in the end I actually quite enjoyed doing it (and have plans to continue it a bit further over the summer)! After a few weeks of practising, the end task was set – produce 2 A1 info graphic posters; 1 from data supplied by our tutor(who is very keen on Data Vis himself!) and 1 with our own data.
So I wrote a list of all the things I could use for my data; from the contents of my fridge to where I spend my time. I didn’t want to be obvious and do my blog, but I thought it would be silly to miss out on the opportunity to look into my habits and find out something interesting. WordPress does offer some statistical information but it’s quite standard and doesn’t really allow you to see any patterns: