happiness — data visualisation
Do people have the same standards for achieving
happiness all around the world?
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
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.
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.