Given the following set of data, we were asked to create an information visualization in a 16" square:

Broad Street is oriented east and west. Harrison Street is oriented north and south. 11:00 to 11:35 am: 2 vehicles traveling east on Broad Street turn left onto Harrison Street, 19 vehicles traveling south on Harrison Street continue through the intersection, 20 vehicles traveling west on Broad Street turn right onto Harrison Street, 28 vehicles traveling south on Harrison Street turn left onto Broad Street, 30 vehicles traveling south on Harrison Street turn right onto Broad Street, 36 vehicles traveling north on Harrison Street continue through the intersection, 45 vehicles traveling north on Harrison Street turn left onto Broad Street, 55 vehicles traveling east on Broad Street turn right onto Harrison Street, 65 vehicles traveling north on Harrison Street turn right onto Broad Street, 96 vehicles traveling west on Broad Street turn left onto Harrison Street, 101 vehicles traveling west on Broad Street continue through the intersection, 144 vehicles traveling east on Broad Street continue though the intersection.

Since the events in this data set happen over a period of time (five minutes) I wanted to represent the data as not happening all at once; I instead separated each individual vehicle's path into a single sheet of paper with a specific form depending on what direction the car was moving. I grouped each of the four starting points into a different kind of paper and layered them together. By looking at the cutouts revealed by the path of each vehicle, one can see the movements of this intersection for those five minutes.

Paper, basswood, corrugated plastic, cardboard.