'How to Win a Grammy Award' - Information Visualization

Human Centered Design & Engineering, Undergraduate Program

Project Goal:

To visualize Grammy award data that uncovers the patterns with winners throughout the past decades. 

Example Questions:

  1. How does the music taste change over time?
  2. How does winner’s sex/age change over time?
  3. Is there correlation between the winning songs (Critics Choice) and their popularity on music website, such as Spotify, Last.fm (Public Choice)?
  4. Among all the winning songs, Is there a pattern in the release date(month)?
  5. Is there a pattern among winning songs between how close they became popular to the Grammy awards themselves?

Process:

  • Research to find inspirational visualizations and data sources
  • Sketches and storyboards to demonstrate what information we want to display and how they relate
  • Develop early ideas using Tableau
  • Test visualization ideas with users
  • Update and finalize Tableau design

Inspirational Visualization:

 How to Win an Oscar infographic from     http://www.dgquarterly.com/oscars-infographic

How to Win an Oscar infographic from http://www.dgquarterly.com/oscars-infographic

Data Gathering:

  • Title
  • Genre
  • Artist Name
  • Artist Gender
  • Artist Age
  • Years Active
  • Song Popularity (Number of week's on Billboard's top 100 list)

Data Sources:

  • Grammy.com
  • Billboard.com
  • Wikipedia.com

Sketches and Storyboards:

 Understanding the relationship between available data pieces

Understanding the relationship between available data pieces

 Sketch of possible starting visualization

Sketch of possible starting visualization

 Sketch of possible visualization view

Sketch of possible visualization view

 Sketch of possible view for How to Win a Grammy visualization with clickable years

Sketch of possible view for How to Win a Grammy visualization with clickable years

Initial Mockup and Usability Testing:

Include mockup

Usability Testing:

 

Final Visualization:

To view the final visualization - CLICK HERE