1440 minutes of data by Muskeen Liddar

For my final GCSE piece, I collected data on what activities I was doing for every minute of the day.

I collected my data by hand and later transferred it onto a spreadsheet. The overwhelming detail of my data led me to group my data into four categories: ‘sit', ‘sleep', ‘stand’ and ‘move.’ I then decided to display the minute breakdown of my activities through the use of shape and color.

Each small circle on the poster represents a minute of time (accumulating to 1440 in total!) The small circle is colored by the activity it consumed. Each block is grouped in 30-minute intervals of my day.

I created this piece by collecting my data by hand, coding the grid in Nodebox, and completing the design work on illustrator.

I was inspired by the quote 'Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.' from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (one of my favorite films!)

I found it interesting to see each minute of my day presented in this layout as I could visually interpret my own data and learn about the patterns of my day.