April 1, 2020

POSTED BY

Rafael Esquer

CATEGORY

The Simplicity of the Covidvisualizer

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“It’s not one country, or another country; it’s one planet – and this is what our planet looks today,” said Navid Mamoon and Gabriel Rasskin, the creators of the Covid Visualizer. Two students at Carnegie Mellon University, Navid and Gabriel moved by the current COVID-19 pandemic set out to design …

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“It’s not one country, or another country; it’s one planet – and this is what our planet looks today,” said Navid Mamoon and Gabriel Rasskin, the creators of the Covid Visualizer. Two students at Carnegie Mellon University, Navid and Gabriel moved by the current COVID-19 pandemic set out to design an interface that would show us in real time how the world is doing. How many people have recovered, how many are active and the number of deaths.

Like most of us, in order to get my mind away from the gloomy news, I’ve been keeping myself busy via art and design projects, cooking elaborate meals, reading literature, and calling friends and family. Yet, the presence of Coronavirus is felt whether I want it or not.

I’m living in the city that has become the epicenter of the pandemic, I’m constantly curious to see how New York is doing; always hopeful to hear the good news that we have flattened the curve. That’s when I discovered the Covid Visualizer website.

The goal of the project is to provide a simple, interactive way to visualize the impact of COVID-19. With the main visual of a rotating globe, the creators wanted to show that this is something that should bring us all together. The data is from Worldmeters’ real-time, utilizing reliable resources from around the world. It refreshes every two minutes.

Take a look! It’s a simple yet elegant way of displaying information albeit dismal at this point. This project was a labor of love for the creators, you can support them by clicking in the ‘more information’ tab.