UN Global Pulse Visualization

UN Global Pulse Visualization

Our visual approach is based on small multiples, to compare easily the different results and indicators from different countries. However, since the original data is mostly subjective, we felt that we needed a way to visualize the different kinds of replies by the people. We made the following things: we counted the most common words used in questions 4 and 5 (represented as bar plots), we analyzed sentiments using questions 3 and 5, and we created a categorization for the answers in question 3. Then we created a answer graph that mapped countries to the different answer categories, to show if people in different countries made different changes in their lives.

We also added a human “touch” to the answer graph because it has the form of “We … did something” (where did something is the answer category). We replaced “we” with the corresponding translation for each country. The translation was provided by Google Translate.

Donut Chart legend: Green (Positive), Gray (Neutral), Red (Negative).

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Posted Jul 25, 2011
Views: 16013
Tags UN Global Pulse
Tools CoffeeScript, d3.js, Java, Python
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