This is just a short and sweet post about data visualization. Over the last week or two I have been trying to display alerts for the next version of Space Weather, in a smart and meaningful way. In earlier versions of my app, I displayed only the most current alert in plain text and only in black and white. This time I am determined to give them a little more oomph. Here’s my first attempt:
Here is what it looks like in my database (and relatively close to what it looks like in the current app):
I am going to continue this theme throughout the app. I would still like to clean up the list of alerts somewhat, but I think it’s a good start to where I want to be in future versions of Space Weather.