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My visual timeline with locations

I really liked working on yesterday’s infographic and wanted to make another one in same style. It’s a really easy graph to make, but it’s fun and very clean. Maybe even too simple, but that just means I have to spend time in more places!

I started by thinking of all my travels, but after experimenting with 70+ entry, realized the time chunks work better on longer periods of time. So this graph is about my time spent in a location for more than 3 months. World chunk includes around 14 countries.

Because the idea behind is the same as in previous graphic I am adding the data in the same location.

 

my visual location timeline

Time chunks – my visual timeline

This is the first time chunks infographic and this time I went personal, visualizing my timeline in different roles. The Gantt chart, that was the base of this visualization, is mainly used for project schedule.

This was a fun little project and helped me to see my CV in a whole different angle. I made a list of the roles I’ve been since millennium (doing my best to aim more or less the right dates) and fed the data into Raw Graphs. Once the tool had done it’s magic I ended up with a nice ladder of time chunks I then styled and colored in Illustrator. Finally I added the headline copy and an illustration.

On the level of difficulty this was a very easy graph to make and the data is here.

my visual timeline

Infographic of awesome air cleaning plants

Here’s another infographic of air purifying plants. It’s again based on visualization, this time a scatter chart. The method is exactly the same as for previous infographic and the data sheet can be seen here.

As the air quality in offices and homes has become an issue, it’s good to know having many plants around may reduce the pollution and contribute to purifying air. Some plants are thought to have better air cleaning abilities that others, although the information is only available for selected plants.

I based the infographic on last two columns in the spreadsheet calculating the total amount of chemicals removed and toxicity to dogs and cats. The original data comes from NASA Clean Air Study and Wikipedia chart of air-filtering plants.

I have eight plants in my room and I certainly like to think they are currently busy sucking up all the harmful digital compounds emanating from my laptop as I am writing this post. And if not.. well, at least they look pretty.

 

Pure air plant-o-meter - infographic

 

 

Infographic about coffee breaks

As I have been designing an online info design course these past weeks and working my way through lot of materials, I’ve been inspired by David McCandless’ beautiful visualizations to make this infographic about coffee breaks.

Due to clock change in Europe I was playing around with the concept of time and somehow it evolved to an idea of around-the-clock (coffee) breaks. Because of the thriving coffee culture in Europe coffee breaks have become culturally accepted times to meet up with friends, have meetings with colleagues or just to take a break from work.  In some countries the breaks have names and designated time (3 o’clock fika in Sweden or 5 o’clock tea in UK), with other slots I was bit more creative. I couldn’t actually fill the lunch hours. Maybe even coffee break enthusiasts need a break.

I based this infographic on a beautiful sunburst chart that is great to show hierarchies. I used RawGraphs to visualize the data and once I was more or less happy with the result, tidied the rough visualization up in Illustrator. The original data sheet can be seen here.

Finally, as I am more artist than data scientist I couldn’t resist adding some icons around the edge 🙂

 

Time for a (coffee) break! - infographic