Visualization Reflction - NaQuan

  • What surprised you most about this information?  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
What shocked me the most was how steeply the immigration population in America dropped. Then again, considering what's happened throughout this country's history, it shouldn't come as a surprise.
  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
I expect the immigration population to eventually even out, as in no increases with the occasional decrease. I expect this because if the population keeps increasing, America will eventually become overpopulated. They'll have to destroy more forests to build more houses in order to houses. In order to avoid that problem, America may have to put a cap on how many immigrants are allowed in America at one time, not just how many are allowed to come per year. 
  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
Our group decided to use a Lucid Chart since that's what they're most familiar with. We started with a simple timeline, but thought it was too plain, so that's how we decided to use the colorful circle spiral.
  • What parts of group work were challenging?
There weren't many challenging parts about the project, but the annoying parts were trying to decide what to do after deciding the timeline was too boring, and dealing with the actual building of the circle spiral. Trying to build the circle was a true pain.
  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
I would like to use different presentation tools. My group hopped right onto Lucid Chart, so I feel like I missed out on some interesting ways to present our data.

Comments (5)

Martha Robles (Student 2013)
Martha Robles

i liked the shape that all of the circles formed because it attracts my eyes to all of em at a different rate since they are all different sizes. I also though think you could have added images to it. Other then that i think its really good and also the colors you used attracted me to it and allowed me to remain focused on each of them individually.

Shamarlon Yates (Student 2013)
Shamarlon Yates

The way you connected the circles is so visually appealing. It is a really cool design that contains very concise passages. However, I think that you should have made the font for the smaller bubbles larger. I also think that pictures could add another layer of sophistication to the project. It kinda boring to just seeing text in the bubbles. Great job though :)