Working with case studies and data

Thursday, July 23, 2015

This week I've been focused on pulling in real data and starting to build out multiple case studies. I've integrated the infoboxes into the site as well. I'm now focused on the accuracy of data representation and how the space on the site is used to tell the story, and continue to think about the physical installation of the work.

Developing narratives for invasive plant case studies

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As I move forward with my project on invasive plant species in the Bay Area, I've spent more time thinking through how each of the narratives will be structured. In addition to tracking the rise and fall of observation counts, I want to draw attention to the these plants' physiology and morphology through diagrams and animations. I'm also thinking through other ways I can represent the invasion of these plants.

The Rise and Fall of Species Over Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After doing the initial research on my project and exploring which invasive plant species were causing the most damage in the Bay Area, I took a step back from the data to think about the narrative of the project and how it would be told, and created mockups to show how the interface might be developed.

Bay invasive plants project, Week One

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As the Creative Code Fellowship got underway, I spent much of the first week zeroing in on the case studies that I want to examine with this project, then gathering data for each case, while determining the best sources to use. As I gathered data on the first few case studies, I began plotting the points on a map to see what it might look like initially.

2015 Creative Code Fellowship Proposal

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I'm interested in creating a series of visualizations that explore the effects of invasive plant species on Bay Area ecosystems. Focusing on a select number of case studies, I will create a narrative of the struggle between native plants and the invasive plants that are displacing them. I'll extend the exploration of these networks by including affected wildlife populations, waterways, and other resources.