This is for Maple
Please note: this article mentions bereavement.
I’ve spent a lot of time doing research and frantic data cleaning on topics that impact millions of people (with varying levels of success). But sometimes, I read something, get emotional, and dive straight into a deeply personal data viz journey. This is one of those times — please continue scrolling.
Notes on process and methodology
The type of visualisation I tried today was inspired by Italian designers Federica Fragapane and Giorgia Lupi, who can make any sketch look stunning. I took on Giorgia’s data humanism approach and Federica’s symbol-oriented style to create something that I hope can show trends while communicating the richness of my subjects’ experiences. Please let me know how I can improve in this regard!
Thank you so much for reading. Here’s a video that Acoustic Trench just released — if you were moved by this piece, you should know that his content is far more beautiful than I can describe.