Data Visualisation: New Designs & Development

April 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Here I have started to look at different methods of visualising my data. I created a bubble comparison chart where the circles are equivalent to the percentage value of each data set. They are also colour coded for easy visual distinction.

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Data Visualisation: Final Design Sketches

April 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

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A few sketches of what my final designs for my data will look like. Final development and designs to follow!

Reinforcing The Brand: Photo Alterations

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Just to finalise my aftershave packaging, I decided to touch up some of the photos I had to remove shadows/tone that was easily picked up in the photos. I manipulated them in photoshop to improve them.

Using Adobe Acrobat to Handle Print Issues

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Acrobat is a piece of software that allows you to manage print documents in what is called a ‘portable document’ format. Today we looked at the basics and what the options are/what they do. Acrobat can detect if you have used a spot (pantone) colour rather than a process colour in the Output Preview. The Output Preview also allows you to troubleshoot any problems you may have before sending them to print. It lists any errors that exist within the document – however it does not let you fix them – to do this you must use the preflight dialogue box to troubleshoot.

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Data Visualisation: Further Edward Tufte Research

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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I was lucky enough to be loaned two books by Edward Tufte – one of which, – ‘The Visual Display of Quantitive Information’ – I already looked at for initial research, but only online – so it was really useful to look at the physical book and pick out some of the interesting ways of envisioning data. The other one, ‘Envisioning Information’ – was another in depth look at how to accurately create visuals for a set of data. Wonderful books and a useful aid to my development.

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Data Visualisation: Nicholas Felton

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Nicholas Felton is a New York based designer and Product Designer at Facebook. These designs are selected from his annual personal reports regarding several aspects of his life. The designs are incredibly intricate and detailed and have inspired me to delve further into my data to pull something visual like this from the information I collcected.

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Data Visualisation: Another Re-think

March 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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After analysing my current designs it was brought to my attention that they still need improvement. The designs I have are too much like data graphics rather than a clear cut visualisation of data – many of them simply display facts rather than showing a diagram of some sort that you can draw a conclusion from. Therefore, I will start sketching out new ideas using the data I have and continue my research – hopefully this will improve the outcome of my designs.