Data Visualization

Blog of the Data Visualization & Communication Course at OSB-AUB

This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization” John Tukey

Covid-19 Cases & Deaths Dashboard (Jan 22-May 2)

Covid-19 Cases & Deaths Dashboard (Jan 22-May 2)

As part of the MSBA 325 Final Project done on Covid-19 and its impact on the World, we have created a time-lapse interactive Covid-19 tracker dashboard containing the following sections:

  • A map to show the total confirmed active cases and new cases based on the user’s selection. Every country contains a circular mark, which size is determined by the metric (# of cases) and color is a degradation of orange (9 steps).
  • A side by side line+area chart for Cases and Death. With a dynamic label to show the total number increasing with time. This was done by combining a line chart with an area chart, using only one Axis (hiding the right one) to create the below effect.
  • A side by side bar chart for Cases and Death. This part shows the top 10 countries with confirmed cases (total and new) and deaths (total and new). A Grand Total has also been added to these charts. A manual sort has been performed on this chart since the total number is by date (as of the max date May 2 2020).
  • As for the dashboard parameters, we have added a drop-down to select between Total Cases or New Cases. In addition to the Date control that is used to add the animation to the dashboard and will show the progress of all the dashboard sections by date starting from January 22 till May 2 by default. The user can start from a different start point to monitor the progress.

Click on the below animated image to see the dashboard in action!

Covid-19 Dashboard

Data source: Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data (Johns Hopkins)

Welcome Message

Welcome Message

Visualization is one of the earliest forms of communication that appeared thousands of years ago. It enabled us to tell stories that were preserved from one generation to the next through for example cave painting (image credit).

Data visualization is core to the analytics process. As John Tukey highlighted: “this is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization.”

MSBA students at OSB of AUB are continuously producing great visuals that change our perception of various matters in life.

This blog is meant to aggregate and share a selection of visualizations and dashboards that OSB students create in the MSBA 325 course on data visualization and communication.

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