March of 2019
DVS Membership Timeline
Created for the inaugural Data Visualization Society Challenge
For the inaugural Data Visualization Society Challenge I visualized the first approximately 3,500 membership signups as a switchback style timeline. The DVS saw an explosion of early interest, and released (anonymized) data on signup location, time, and some basic survey information about members including self-assessed expertise in visualization, society, and data skills. I created a snaking timeline that visualizes each new member signup as a watercolor splotch. Dots are sized by visualization score of that individual, and jittered from the horizontal by the balance of society to data skills. This is an experimental visualization that rides the line between art and viz.