LO 7: Information Visualization

Juan Francisco Saldarriaga’s CitiBike Rebalancing Study is a investigation and subsequent data visualization to assist CitiBike with maintaining the equilibrium of their bike stations throughout different locations and times of day. The matrix is organized on those two axes, location and time of day, to establish patterns of usage. The imbalance of bikes is demonstrated by color, blue and orange, while the overall usage is characterized by the brightness of the color. This visualization makes it immediately apparent which stations are consistently depleted or overloaded daily. The analysis of this data will allow CitiBike to partially automate their system of organization, significantly cutting labor and expenses from the inefficient old system, which was based almost randomly on urgent need.

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