Jack Eric Grossman

Interaction and Product Design
Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

The 2008 Dow Plotted Against Blogger Feelings

Data visualization project for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business class Designing Happiness.  Using Python programming language, my team parsed over 50,000 blog entries from 2008 and counted happy, sad, and neutral comments.  I coded the visualization in Processing.

Testing the theory that money can’t buy happiness, we set out to see if the blogs would become more negative in October.  Click below to find out in the animation.

View the animation.  Note: Google Chrome does not support animation.

Full process documentation: