DATA HOUND

A modular toolkit allows users to compare diiferent data sets to find patterns and coorelations.

MISSION STATEMENT

To help users come up with own conclutions about data.

STORY BEHIND THE DATA

Police shootings and deaths. There’s always so much more behind the story. The motive, the victim, the shooter. What are the factors behind gun deaths and find patterns in these numbers?

DATA SET ATTRIBUTES ANALYSIS

Police Shooting from 2013 to 2015

  • name
  • date of death
  • state
  • city
  • cause of death
  • gender
  • age
  • race
  • month of death
  • year of death
  • was the deceased armed
  • did the deceased have priors
  • was the officer fired or suspended

TARGET AUDIENCE

SIMON

    27 years old graduate student majoring political science

“I want to understand the factors that contribute to police shootings.”

Motivation
  • Wants to build a narrative himself to tell a complete story
  • Likes to have figures to back up his arguments
Goals
  • Find if there are factors that lead to police shootings
  • Compare different sets of data to develop his thesis
Pain Points
  • Has a hard time comparing states and their gun laws, gun violence, etc., to see how they are similar and different

THE QUESTION

What can be correlated to police shooting death?

CORRELATION STUDY

We used a formula in excel to calculate how much each of the data sets correlated with each other.

  • Police shooting & gun law grade 11%
  • Police shooting & gun ownership -24%
  • Police shooting & police deaths 71%
  • Police shooting & firearm deaths 12%
  • Police shooting & high school grad rates -11%
  • Gun law grade & gun ownership -42%
  • Gun law grade & police deaths 21%
  • Gun law grade & firearm deaths -77%
  • Gun law grade & high school grad rates 3%
  • Gun ownership & police deaths 24%
  • Police shooting & firearm deaths 12%
  • Gun ownership & high school grad rates -32%
  • Police deaths & firearm deaths -14%
  • Police deaths & high school grad rates -6%

SKETCH EXPLORATION

EXPLORE VISUAL TREATMENT

EXPLORE MAP TREATMENT

PROGRESSIVE DISCLORURE

MEDIUMFIDELITY

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