Design Students Develop Interactive Coronavirus Map

Carnegie Mellon University,
31 March 2020, USA

With the overwhelming amount of data coming in every day during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to have tools that not only aggregate that data, but are also able to present it in easy-to-understand ways.

Two juniors in the Design for Environments track at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design set out to do just that by developing an interactive choropleth map & dashboard tracking the coronavirus outbreak across U.S. counties. Jason Zhu and Miranda Luong (BDes ’21), along with NYU computer science student Justin Chen, recently discussed their work in Medium’s “Towards Data Science” publication and locally were featured in an article by Pittsburgh Current.