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 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 gender stereotypes but still don't confuse the viewers. Below are some of the visual concepts.
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.
We received a lot of positive remarks and constructive feedback on the presentation day. However, as we tried to apply the feedback, we learned that it was tough 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 stage of the design process and getting feedback early on.