The Caroline Collection is a jump off from my “Data | Me” project. This project took the framework of my personal data project and applied it to another individual, Caroline.
Caroline is a dancer at the Alvin Ailey dance school. I met here in my building and approached telling her I was interested in recording data about her life. The reason I chose Caroline is because my personal data project revolved around how my feelings of regret and content correlated to the company I was with and how those feeling changed with the addition of dance to my schedule. Dance ended up correlating to my feelings of content. The more I danced the more content I felt in the following weeks.
Now because Caroline is a professional dancer, I was curious if her dance life or her outside life would be the cause of her content or regret.
Sitting down and talking with Caroline for 4 days, I was able to document times in her life that she had feelings of regret, content, and neutrality. She also gave me information on whether those feeling were attributed to the company she was with or not.
Now my end audience for this visualization was Caroline because I wanted her to be able to gleam insights about her life from seeing the data visualized.
Due to the fact that I am recording feelings it did not feel natural to use numerical data. That and Caroline is not a numbers person. So I let dance language inform my design and visualizations.
The idea of flow was important so I visualized a composition of veins that show the flow of her feelings over the 4 days.
She was able to discover probabilities on when she is most likely to feel a certain way during her weeks.