Visualizing Women in Tech
Students were asked to deliver a free project with data of our choice.
We chose women in tech as our topic and decided on how to structure the story as well as finding the necessary data.
I tried out various sets of typography, webpage layout and color schemes. For the project proposal, I arbitrarily chose one of them to present in class in order to facilitate thoughts and feedbacks. Based on the remarks, I went on to craft a real, carefully designed visual theme. I took extra effort to choose color schemes that don't comply with sexual prejudice but still don't confuse the viewers and set the tone of the visual narrative. Below are some of the ideas.
I finalized the visual design and started on creating static mockup with Sketch.
We had to modify some of our visualizations according to the data we got. We fixed the style and code until the final presentation day. Below is the link to the project.
We received a lot of positive remarks and constructive feedback on the presentation day, but as we tried to apply the feedback we learned that it was extremely hard to fix the look of the charts or implement another feature after it's been coded. It was a valuable opportunity to learn the importance of each of the design process and getting feedback early on.