GDP Interactive Data Visualization

Center of Power

This project was a data visualization exercise in creating an interactive narrative from a dense spreadsheet of decades of global GDP sum and growth data for 5 sample nations. 

The story I chose to tell was that of competition, with each nation striving to earn more and thus obtain more world economic power. Countries ideally become more powerful and therefore move closer to the center over time. The interesting moments happen when roles reverse. 

Users could zoom in and out of the chart to see more detailed relationships between power & GDP changes. A fixed timeline scrub bar allows them to manipulate the progressive animation at any level of zoom.

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