Interviewing respondents through the lens of visual queries—what is the story?

THE 4-AXIS GRAPH

This representation addresses the first inquiry. To make connections within the different parameters, we created a four-point plot graph with parameters on each side and colours to match genres. Each quadrilateral represents a single respondent and their data.

In the visualisation below, the genres are interactive. Click on the genres to view the trends and correlations. 'How to Read' or the '?' in the view menu provides a quick guide to understanding the graph. 

Close up shots of the graph highlighting the details within the lines

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THE ACCORDION GRAPH

The second representation looked at making this data collected accessible to everyone by reducing the number of parameters. Moods were marked on one side while spaces were marked on the other. Colour denoted the genres of the songs.

 

Time was divided into two—morning (6am—6pm) and evening (6pm—6am). Though this was plotted visually with the use of the upper or lower waves, we used viewpoint as another parameter. By creating an accordion fold, one can see all the morning songs from one position and the evening songs in another.

In the representation below, click on the icons in the view menu to toggle between different views.

A mock print of the graph in actual size (L), A visualisation of the views (R)

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Closeup shots highlighting the song detail on the curves