Monthly Archives: June 2011

Data visualisation – design competition by Postgrad.com


There is still a week left in a design competition by Postgrad.com. It started with a Tweet by information designer David McCandless on data about black students at Oxford and other UK universities.

See the details of the competition here.

A post on the guardian’s datablog was also inspired by this data.

Here is a video of a TED talk by David McCandless on data visualisation:

 

I had a look at the data and the links provided on the competition website and have come up with some visualisations of relations in the data that seemed most interesting to me:

 

Popular JAC2 subject groups in 2010 by white applicants aged 20 and younger

Popular JAC2 subject groups in 2010 by black applicants aged 20 and younger:

Data Sources:

http://www.ucas.com/about_us/stat_services/stats_online/annual_datasets_to_download/

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Altk3Tn01ZsWdHFqVkpjZFJZek5mM0NUekNldEdSZ2c&hl=en_GB#gid=4

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AonYZs4MzlZbdHF0WnNfTE1xZVU4YnhnWlZJbGVyTHc&hl=en#gid=0


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