Vast amounts of complex raw data, which can be overwhelming and difficult to understand, surrounds us. Processing and transforming this data into meaningful information increases its usefulness and subsequently deepens our knowledge. Computer graphics designers explore thoughtful design solutions using methods for organizing, prioritizing, structuring and interacting with content, making it accessible, understandable and eliminating ambiguity.
Carbon Footprint Calculator visually represents the quantity of greenhouse gases individuals generate and quantifies each state's carbon usage. It collects data regarding people's carbon usage as far as transportation and electricity. This project's goal involves using data visualization to make important and complex information more accessible and less boring. resulting in an informed user and consequently, a more responsible citizen.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Information visualization; Greenhouse gases--Statistics--Interactive multimedia--Design; Carbon dioxide--Environmental aspects--Interactive multimedia--Design; Sustainable living--Interactive multimedia--Design
Computer Graphics Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Choi, Byungmi, "Protecting Nature, Preserving Life: A Visual Exploration of Carbon Footprint Calculator" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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