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How to better understand the magnitude of the growing numbers, convey findings in an illustrative manner and spread awareness.

What it does

Visualizes the number of active cases per country, per city (barplot,lineplot, heatmap). The user can also select or filter which countries they are interested at looking at and scroll along the plots to see the statistics.

How I built it

Using Rstudio, we embedded R code into ShinyDashboard framework, implementing customizations and user functions with HTML/CSS.

Challenges I ran into

Find accurate, up-to-date data and presenting them properly, fact-checking interpretations at every step. The wrong analysis in this atmosphere can lead to very frightening findings. Data sources did not exactly provide up-to-date, live data and accuracy for the numbers presented was dependent on reporting frequencies for the API source/Kaggle.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Strong collaboration, work-ethic, time management, application of classroom knowledge and skills.

What I learned

The multitude of the numbers growing exponentially, importance of precise and accurate presentation, UI/UX aspects.

What's next for COVID-19 Tracker

With more data, how we could forecast/project numbers, find the peak and when it starts to plateau. These will provide hints or clues for the coming days, weeks and advise stakeholders on how to best prepare for the coming worst.

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