Baby Guess Pool

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"I looked at our excel sheet of guesses and knew I could make it easier to figure out what was going on."
Year
2015

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Baby Guess Pool - Odin [0.15MB]
Baby Guess Pool - Grey [0.33MB]
My sister and I both had babies while living abroad. Our mother still wanted to have showers for each of us, and we figured out ways to convert quite a few games to their distance counterparts. One of the games we had was the baby pool. Family and friends all put in their guess as to when, how heavy (in my sisters case, which sex), and so on. Having spent some time in Processing before, I looked at our excel sheet of guesses and knew I could make it easier to figure out what was going on. So I spent a couple of days, grabbed everyone's Facebook image, and made a visualization that I thought worked quite well.

You can download both codes attached. In the code Odin (linked to the left), the sex was known, so we had people guess weight, date and time. In the Grey file, the sex was unknown, so we didn't ask for time of day, but sex. All of the original names have been changed from their originals to arbitrary names, but I've left all the guesses the same.

I'm not sure there's a ton of people this will help, but hopefully it gives you new ideas on how to present some information you have.
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I created my sisters sketch later, so I added a few extra interactions. Above and below you can see the difference when the mouse is clicked. Something simple that creates an easy visual separation between guesses. I also added the green dot which represents when the actual baby was born. Which makes it really simple to see who won.

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