Visualisation of HIV distribution across america


#1

Hi,
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
Github: https://github.com/jakevdp/PythonDataScienceHandbook/blob/master/notebooks/data/state-population.csv
Project tycho: https://www.tycho.pitt.edu/
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.

Thanks.


#2

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!