Data Narratives


Data Narratives

Thesis Project (September 2018 - April 2019)


Data Narratives is a textiles-based data visualization created using various embroidery techniques. It is a visual narration of an individual’s everyday life using FitBit data represented in the form of symbolic motifs. This work is realized through an extensive exploration of various bodies of thought including, Hyperreality, the Quantified Self and Data Humanism. It is intended to stimulate discourse about new organic ways of consuming data while exploring the tangibility of technologically-derived identities.

The embroidery on the shirt visualizes an individual’s heart rate per hour over a series of days as measured by their FitBit while the embroidered pants represent the amount of steps walked per hour. Lastly, the headband indicates the quality of multiple sleep cycles.