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Through my data representation, I would like to emphasize the importance of a "forceful point of view." Viegas argues that the creators that use this idea "recognize the power of visualization to express a point of view." By creating a visual that leaves a strong impression when looked at, I will hopefully succeed in inciting and immediate reaction to this display. According to Tufte, in order to attain graphic excellence, one must "induce the reader to think about the substance" rather than the numbers and methodology behind it. Keeping this in mind, I hope to achieve Tufte's graphic excellence by  carefully choosing these colors, the aspects I am measuring with and the overall shape of the representation to incorporate this perspective on visualization. 

The choice of colors is supposed to resemble the heat and the cold. Heat is usually associated with warmth and comfort whereas cold is usually associated with bitterness and uneasiness. I also chose to use a human head as the base for this heat map in order to emulate a sort of intimacy with the viewer and the display, not unlike the idea behind the "Pulse Room." By having this head as the main visual, the viewer can relate to it and almost see themselves within the piece. Just like the "Pulse Room," I would like to immerse the observer into this piece and allow them to be reminded of their happiest experiences. 

In order to establish this relationship even further, I chose the senses as a way to represent happiness because of how deeply rooted and instinctual they are in the physical body. These simple senses are the significant foundations of how we perceive and feel happiness. These aspects are very personal ones and are taken from data collected from each person. This concept is similar to Laurie Frick's Data Art in which she created "human data portraits" in order to create an "intimate understanding and expression of self through data." With my display, I expect to also allow for the viewer to better understand themselves and what makes them happy in order for them to realize and shift their perspectives on life. 

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