Visualisation of HIV distribution across america


This is my visualisation of the distribution of HIV victims across the US, is it informative enough?
The data gathered is from the project tycho website, and also a github page which had a csv required for the population of each state. Here are both links
Project tycho:
Within tycho, to get the data i have used in this paper, you need the precompiled dataset for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The DOI for this is: 10.25337/T7/ptycho.v2.0/US.62479008

Visual design type: Coloured digital graph

Tool: Tableau public

Country: The United States of America

Disease: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Year: 2001

Visual mapping: Temperature colouring for each state represents the relative ratios of cases of HIV being diagnosed to the total population of the state. Hotter colours represent a higher percentage of the population being diagnosed that year.



Hello rainbowbass!

I believe using a Coloured Digital Graph to represent this data was a good idea. Having darker colours represent states with a higher number of cases is optimal. You clearly computed the relative ratio of cases for each state, this makes it definitely quite informative as it gives a perspective compared to the total population for each state. A recommendation to make it more informative would be to use a wider range of colours. In the North part of the US, it is quite hard to clearly see the colour distinction.

Hope this helps!