Presentation Title

Global Warming: Causes and Effects

Presenter Information

Zhiwei LiFollow

Faculty Mentor

Lucy HG Solomon

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:44 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:29 AM

Location

268

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

This data visualization reveals aspects of global warming that impact everyone. By depicting the causes and effects of global warming visually, I want to attract people's attention to an important issue. There are two main parts of this project, global warming’s causes and also the effects. I explore these two aspects of global warming to show a whole picture of climate change. My project questions: why has this happened, and how has this affected our climate? I attempt to answer these questions within my design.

In researching global warming, I found a prevalence of data and statistics about global warming. I chose to represent select issues with specific datasets. For example, to showcase the dire situation of melting glaciers, I selected the most shocking data to emphasize the seriousness of this issue. In addition, for each specific issue, in order to bring viewers into the subject, I added an image to make it easier to read and understand. An important data source in my project is from ArcGIS, the geographic information system’s database of archived and real-time data. I made a map in ArcGIS to show the decreasing glacier mass. This map is the background of my project and provides a visual reference to the issue of decreasing glaciers. Within the design, I utilized stark and contrasting colors to create a sense of urgency.

Through visualization, I could feel the data more closely. In the past, such datasets were just numbers or statistics for me, but now I could use the data to help others to understand the important meaning behind those statistics. While raw data plays a significant role in research in scientific areas, through visualization, more people can comprehend the data and understand the significance revealed by those numbers.

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Global Warming: Causes and Effects

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This data visualization reveals aspects of global warming that impact everyone. By depicting the causes and effects of global warming visually, I want to attract people's attention to an important issue. There are two main parts of this project, global warming’s causes and also the effects. I explore these two aspects of global warming to show a whole picture of climate change. My project questions: why has this happened, and how has this affected our climate? I attempt to answer these questions within my design.

In researching global warming, I found a prevalence of data and statistics about global warming. I chose to represent select issues with specific datasets. For example, to showcase the dire situation of melting glaciers, I selected the most shocking data to emphasize the seriousness of this issue. In addition, for each specific issue, in order to bring viewers into the subject, I added an image to make it easier to read and understand. An important data source in my project is from ArcGIS, the geographic information system’s database of archived and real-time data. I made a map in ArcGIS to show the decreasing glacier mass. This map is the background of my project and provides a visual reference to the issue of decreasing glaciers. Within the design, I utilized stark and contrasting colors to create a sense of urgency.

Through visualization, I could feel the data more closely. In the past, such datasets were just numbers or statistics for me, but now I could use the data to help others to understand the important meaning behind those statistics. While raw data plays a significant role in research in scientific areas, through visualization, more people can comprehend the data and understand the significance revealed by those numbers.