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Hurricanes

Hurricanes is a self-initiated project regarding the way we visualize hurricane data. By focusing on transmitting data in different engaging ways, a series of physical objects that represent category 5 hurricanes from 2005 to 2017 were developed. In each of the pieces one acrylic plate represents one day of the hurricane and each piece shows the evolution of each hurricane day by day using the colours of the saffir-simpson scale. One of the goals of this project is to show that data can be displayed in different ways that are not necessarily digital and that still create an experience for the audience.