Data Viz Done Right

August 2, 2015

Dear Data Two | Week 11: Emotions

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Emotion: a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. 

Week 11 could not have come at a more perfect time for me. I had so much going on in my life:

  • Putting my family on a plane to Atlanta (before they headed to London a few weeks later)
  • Saying my final goodbyes at Facebook
  • Packing the rest of our stuff for storage
  • Selling our car
  • Saying goodbye to my sister
  • Heading back to London
  • Finishing prep for The Data School.

Throw in marathon training and needless to say, my emotions were all over the board. Basically, I was operating on fumes all week.

My data collection was pretty simple. Since I was already using IFTTT to log Swarm check-ins to Google Sheets, I simply added a column for my emotional state at the time of the check-in. I intentionally did not look back through the data until I was done because I didn't want to bias myself.

The summary is simple: I basically had the emotional state of an 6-month old. I found this to be a really fun analysis, one that I've never done before, and it gave me a very different insight into my week than I expected.  Data for the win!


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