Music Streaming with D3

This is my very first visualisation made completely in D3.js 🎉 It shows how much time I spent listening to my favourite artist—Ludovico Einaudi—in the past 12 months.

Date
October 15, 2020
Tools used
D3.js, Python
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The Process

The biggest lesson I learned from this project can be summarised with the following quote: "data has a better idea". At the early stages of the process, I was sure I was going to create a radial chart. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I was learning D3.js—to design more complex visualisations with reusable code. But even though I had a cool visualisation in mind from the start, I had to abandon this idea after exploring the data. It just didn't work. It was a good reminder that when we design with data, data knows best. If you want to know more about the design process of this project, read this extensive blog post.

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