During 2021–2022 I engaged on a personal Twitter project hoping to deepen my knowledge and experience with the fascinating field of data visualization. I had been designing graphics and dataviz for quite some time, while working at a medcomms agency. There we often guided clients on how to best present their data in engaging and clear ways. However, now I wanted to experiment with different tools, graph types and presentations.
I was inspired by Mesa Schumacher's year long project Animalia, where she drew one different animal per day during 2021. I decided to create daily color palettes based on her illustrations, and then every four weeks I designed summary visualizations of that data. What started as an inspired online collaboration, evolved into a great learning project with, I dare say, pretty interesting results.
In 2022, the work "365 Days of Color and Dataviz" was longlisted under the Category "Unsual" at the Information is Beautiful Awards, organized by the Data Visualization Society. Read more here
Full project on my Twitter page.
© Diogo Guerra. 2021-2022
/ Examples of weekly color palettes entries. For each day, I used Adobe Kuler to create and refine 4-part color palettes based on Mesa's daily animal art. The Hex Code, RGB and HSL values were compiled in a long dataset, which was used to create the data visualizations below.
/ For week 44, I wanted to create a different type of chronological organization of the data. I've created weekly radar charts, whose triangular silhouette would reflect the RGB values of all 28 color codes present each week. The result is a color calendar, where we get a glimpse of the color profile of each week.
© Diogo Guerra. 2022