For my third project I wanted to continue exploring color and time. I wanted to find another way to find trends and patterns in the colors of the pictures I took for 24 hours. Over the weekend, I joined a data visualization class, so I thought it would be cool to start practicing on how to make these. I decided to do a data visualization of the colors of the day.
I started by gathering the color swatches for all 48 pictures. To make the color visualization I only wanted to use the main 6 colors in the pictures, so I reduced the amount of colors in Photoshop to 8 and then excluded the black and white colors. Then, I exported the swatches as their own separate files.
After exporting the Photoshop swatches, I then imported these to Illustrator and started working on my data v
These is the first version of the data visualization. In it I kept the time I was asleep as a greyscale.
After analyzing the first data visualization, I noticed I could remove the time when I was sleeping. I also decided to remove the greyscale colors. The visualization below is the final design. After analyzing it further, I noticed that I could spot trends where there were more colors and that these sections related to the most colorful parts of my day. For example, between 22:00 and 23:30, I was at a party at House of Yes, which is a very colorful club in Brooklyn.