We are inspired by the medical workers and researchers that help us fight this pandemic everyday. Besides them, some great visualizations like this one showed us how insightful these visualizations can be. Like our inspirations, we created visualizations that will provide information in an appealing and digestible manner for the general public.
What it does
Our project features widgets, each of which provides a unique view of Covid-19 data. The first widget is a tracker that updates with recent data on the global number of confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries. Below that, we have several visualizations which show different aspects of the data. These include an interactive map and different charts to visualize the data. Finally, we feature an interactive simulation which demonstrates how to "flatten the curve" through vaccinations and social distancing.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
As we are both beginners to data science, we found it challenging to determine how we can best format the data to show our ideas in accurately.
What we learned
We learned a great deal about data science and using different APIs and packages to retrieve and display our visualizations. It was great to discover all the possibilities that these APIs allow for, such as the visualization we created with the Google Maps API.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of everything we accomplished as a beginner team! Getting all of the visualizations and creating this application in a short time frame was challenging, but we were able to create really cool visualizations.
What's next for The People vs Covid-19
Our project has extensible visualizations, which means we can continue to add features to improve them. As an example, for our final simulation we can make it more interactive by allowing the users to adjust more parameters like the simulation speed and all the different virus parameters.