After spending an entire week tracking my own personal consumption. A pattern began to emerge from the data that I was collecting.
My personal taxonomy was revealing that I value a balance between work and life so that became the story that I chose to visualize.
IA; Data; Taxonomy; Excel; Information Design; Infographic;
Begin Recording Daily Consumption:
Everything that I consumed from gasoline, toothpaste, food, basically anything that I could tally. I used 15 minute intervals to track everything.
After counting and sorting the data, I added the data to an Excel spreadsheet so I could begin to design the information architecture.
Finding patterns in data and sketching various ways to expressing the information.
My data story is generalized into two larger data buckets such as "work" and "life" with several sub categories within those.
How to parse large amounts of data and practicing making tables in Excel.