Dear Data: Hand-illustrated Data Viz

Handdrawn illustration of data, vertical lines in different shades of red, pink, green, and blue.

Data is all around us, in everything we do. Inspired by the Dear Data Project, Stephanie documented data on her own activities. She documented things like website usage and social media reactions (above). From this data, Stephanie designed data visualizations, but instead of using a software program, she hand-illustrated the data onto a postcard and mailed it to a pen-pal in Maryland! This project was completed in partial fulfillment of the MFA in Communication Design degree, Texas State University, ARTC 5360K, Data Visualization with Mihyun Kim.

 

Website Usage

Social Media Feelings

Messaging Activities