Hilda Kalyoncu
happiness — data visualisation
Do people have the same standards for achieving happiness all around the world?
2nd semester (2016/2017)
supervised by Prof. Hartmut Bohnacker and Prof. Jens Döring
The basis of the data visualization is the embellishment of the ordering relationship between form and color in dynamic models. Visual components create associations to the related data sets. What do people need to be happy? Often people associate happiness with wealth and long healthy life. However, does that applies worldwide? This data visualization shows the general satisfaction of the country with the possibility of comparison to income and lifetime. The records of the »Happy Planet Database« built the data basis of this project.
The rectangle forms the initial shape. Transformations are easy to understand. Position and size are providing information about the population and region.
The warmth of the color represents the happiness of the countries. It provides the initial comparison.
The data visualization shows the distribution of happiness worldwide. A comparison to income and lifetime shows, how people in a country depend on these factors.
It is possible to switch between the world and the continent view. Comparisons between happiness and population density, lifetime, and wealth are possible.
how to
To navigate through the views, the user has to click on the desired region. The upper and bottom arrow keys switch the comparison levels. Animations help the user to understand the transformation of the parameters.