17 January 2016

One Day - from a Human perspective

One of the more effective data visualizations I’ve seen in a while, this animated visual is a time-varying Markov chain developed by Nathan Yau of FlowingData.  This is a simulation of 1,000 people’s average day. It’s based on 2014 data from the American Time Use Survey, made way more accessible by the ATUS Extract Builder.

Picture: The flow of activities between functions (cross process). Could also be the output

Source: link

1. Reprocess: imitation, repeat
2. Discover/Develop: find/make


To change behaviour; Control/Governance

Step1: Habitual behaviour (@ Posterior cingulate cortex)
Trigger --> Behaviour --> Reward
Driven by rewards/result.

Step2: Cognitive control (via Pre frontal cortex)
Trigger --> Awareness --> Compare --> New behaviour (abstain) --> New reward (joy of letting go)
Driven by curiosity/joy of letting go, but Sensitive to stress