Friday night, 48hrs ago, I only had a landing page. I selected 10 projects that I think are quite representative of my work and built a simple portfolio. I use Squarespace which I love for its simplicity and many functions, but I wanted to spice it up…
Şerife Wong, created this data visualisation in partnership with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University with support from The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
I started by building the classic pages in the portfolio, but as I was doing that, I was filling a spreadsheet with metadata: each project date, location, tags, people involved and more. The spreadsheet quickly grew.
I work a lot collaboratively, and it gets really messy. I have always been struggling with complex data visualization, but I really wanted to make sense of the projects I have been doing, and the ones to come.
My friend Şerife Wong from San Francisco recently published an amazing interactive map “AI Ethics & Governance Map” in partnership with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University with support from The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) . I saw she is using Kumu, so I thought, I would test it for a few minutes and see how this goes.
I looked at the documentation, the tips videos, it was very well made, I uploaded some sample data and it was working well. So I made the jump! I am really amazed by the power of this tool. Without coding, it’s possible to visualize a rather large data set of projects, people, organizations!
After a few trial and errors, I produced my first Kumu map, with a free account. I made sure that I am hosting all my source images optimized on my own FTP server. The data is live on a google spreadsheet that “Public”. Awesome. And guess what, I can even embed the map right here for you to try with an <iframe>:
I really like this tool! And I’m glad I finally got around updating my website portfolio - long overdue!
Update: Kumu is lovely, but I am looking for a way to update it automatically rather than having to update the table manually - which does not inform me enough. If you have a way to create a graph from notion database links - I'm so interested!