Invisible Ties Of Meetup
Ten years of meetup history visualized and annotated.
Context
Bachelor Thesis
Year
2018
TasksConcept & DesignData AnalysisData VisualizationFrontend Development

This experimental exploratory data visualization invites the user to compare categories of interest along indicators like popularity, activity of members or social closeness. How did the use of the platform grow in the past decade. How was it used by the audience? A responsive storytelling module enriches the visualization with valuable context and creates a playful story driven experience. The collected data was scraped from the platform and contains more than 75.000 meetup events of ~3.000 groups of the past 10 years which were located in Berlin.

Invisible Ties Of Meetup – Let yourself guide by a story driven introduction or dive into the data by your own.
Let yourself guide by a story driven introduction or dive into the data by your own.
Invisible Ties Of Meetup – A storytelling component leads the user through the beginnings of the platform in Berlin and provides guidance about the usage of the platform.
A storytelling component leads the user through the beginnings of the platform in Berlin and provides guidance about the usage of the platform.
Invisible Ties Of Meetup – Each event (circle) is connected to the actual meetup platform and provides further context.
Each event (circle) is connected to the actual meetup platform and provides further context.
Invisible Ties Of Meetup – Meetup groups with more than 15% of shared members are connected with lines while distance maps the common share of members.
Meetup groups with more than 15% of shared members are connected with lines while distance maps the common share of members.
Invisible Ties Of Meetup – The growth of each category over time.
The growth of each category over time.