Alcove- Data Visualization & Mapping

Processing VisualizationThis week we explored our individual study patterns and manually entered the location element. We realised that we needed to find a better solution to finding GPS as the shield not working indoors was a major usability problem.

Hence, our next step in GPS tracking was: obtaining location coordinates from browser(laptop) or gathering mobile gps data over server databases.

In terms of visualization, the mockups have currently been created by manually mapping the data to the map image.

The blue represents a relaxed mind and the green represents concentration. The details of data viewed depends on the zoom level of the map.

1. Zoomed Out: Concentration of meditation coloured over broad large areas in the map.


2. Medium zoom: Points in the map and which mindset dominated in that place.
3. Zoomed In: A detailed breakdown of  location, time, topics worked on and relative state of mind.


Next Steps:
1. Mobile GPS: Gather mobile GPS data to server. Connect server data to processing visualisation.
2. Browser Data: Work with Fusion maps to integrate maps and brain wave data.
3.  Visualization: Generate visualisations using Processing/ Fusion Maps.
4. Figure out when a mark is made in a map, or would it be a continuous stream on the map. Will time spent at one location determine if a mark is made?
5. Get MindWave data wirelessly to the computer

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