Data & Big Data : Data Correlation
Correlating data to me means making sense of two data sets at the same time, and understanding the
dynamics between the two sets. For this assignment I am exploring the trends in the emerging fields of
‚ÄúData & Big Data‚ÄĚ. I will be using Article Search from the New York Times API and looking for the words
‚ÄėData‚Äô and a subset of it ‚ÄėBig Data‚Äô. In the Seattle Public Library, I will be searching for books with the titles
containing the words ‚ÄėData‚Äô & ‚ÄėBig Data‚Äô. Very interesting trends and patterns emerge.
I will be looking into data from (2011-2013): a 3-year period.
I am going for a Swiss poster design style: featuring bold fonts and a minimalistic design. I am using negative
spaces that complement each other, similar to yin and yang. As the ‚Äėbig data‚Äô is a subset of ‚Äėdata‚Äô I am using
the same space to represent the two data sets. . Data is arranged vertically (like a time line) instead of
the usual horizontal flow. I will be using a combination of simple bars & lines for the project. The mouse
position will highlight the number of books/ articles that the bar represents for both SPL & NYT.