For our penulitimate project, we were asked to visualise data again, but for a specific purpose: to visualise ecoids.
Now, ecoids are small devices that collect weather and environment data using XBEES from around North Devon and part of a DAT project lead by Lee Nutbean. We saw a project created by Simon that visualised each ecoid on seperate visualisations, so we decided to visualise all of them on one screen. Mike Philips seemed to like the idea as it could potentially be something he could use, rather than the more physical projects other students were doing.
Although the data was from visualising weather data, the word 'Ecoid' sounded like something biological and so we took that inspiration to make each ecoid look like a cell. The humidity affected the size of the ecoids, the light levels affected the glow around them, temperature the proximity to the center of the screen and the stretch value would make the background bubble move around more.