I’m an optimist. Even in my personal failures and tragedies, I always try to see the bright side. I am a cheerful person and I found this topic very interesting.
Each day before going to bed I wrote down all the positive feelings that accompanied me on a given day. I tried to do it very carefully and to catch even the least significant moments, such as a nice “good morning” heard at work.
Practically from the very beginning of the project, I wanted to make at least one of the postcards similar to the works of the Polish poster designer Waldemar Świerzy. I’ve been working on this postcard for several hours. The final version is probably my 10th attempt. With each subsequent attempt I was more and more disappointed. Paradoxically, working on this positive topic frustrated me the most. I wanted to approach the subject too artistically. I got lost and the postcard is not a good data visualization. I learned a lesson for the future.
Klaudia approached the data collection in a similar way. She certainly showed the data in a much better way. The charts are clear and understandable, once again proving that simplicity is the virtue of data visualization.
I am a lucky girl and I truly enjoy my life. Each day brings me many positive moments – related to work, family, sports, and my interests. This week only confirmed my conviction that I should be grateful for what I’ve got.
This is one of the few topics on which I have regularly collected data before. For about half a year, I have been writing down in my journal a minimum of 2-3 positive things that happened to me on the passing day. These can be very simple things, such as a good coffee, a fruitful meeting with colleagues or a sunny walk. I knew that this week I would not change my approach, but only expand the evening list with all the positive moments and feelings that I could remember. This is how my “database” was created.
I really like small multiples charts. When I analyzed my journal entries, it turned out that they form 8 different categories. I decided to divide the postcard into 8 parts and devote each of them to a different life aspect. The postcard shows how my week evolved emotionally. The majority of positive work-related thoughts occurred in the first part of the week. My family and friends kept me happy all week, except maybe the busy Friday. Books and music accompanied me almost every day, but especially on Sunday, when I deeply enjoyed my dad’s piano playing. The last time I experienced live music was in the philharmonic hall 10 months ago. I look forward to being vaccinated as soon as possible!
At first glance, Jakub’s card struck me as very enigmatic. I wondered if the effect of the scratched postcard was accidental or intentional – it turned out to be intentional. I agree with Jakub that it is difficult to define the power of feelings, and I also only “counted” their occurences.