Student Work

  • Data Visualization (MS)

    Yicen Shi

    Pathogen Contaminations in Food Industry

    Food is essential. When quality control fails, we can easily consume food contaminated with pathogens and put ourselves in danger. This research project delves into food safety and investigates its effect on civilization. In particular, it analyzes food recalls that are associated with pathogen contaminations, finding patterns and distributions of questionable food sources as well as pinpointing the "big names" that produce these foods. The project encourages the public to stay conscious of potential problems and be cautious while purchasing food. The process of this visualization consists of three main parts: data wrangling, tool chaining for the visualization, and design solutions for effective communication with viewers. Each part is indispensable to the entirety of the final visualization.