Today, along with ur brief we covered Taxonomies, how data can be organised. We were then assigned a task to organise periodic table elements into a more organised, user friendly way. The point to this task was as a designer to work out relationships between the data and organise the different Data Types into a Spreadsheet or table.
H Hydrogen 1 Diatomic Nonmetal 1 s 1.008 1766 He Helium 2 Noble Gas 18 s 4.002602 1868 Li Lithium 3 Alkali Metal 1 s 6.94 1817 B Boron 5 Metalloid 13 p 10.81 1808 O Oxygen 8 Diatomic Nonmetal 16 p 15.999 1772 Al Aluminium 13 Post-Transition Metal 13 p 26.9815385 1787 Sc Scandium 21 Transition Metal 3 d 44.955908 1871 Se Selenium 34 Polyatomic Nonmetal 16 p 78.971 1817 Cs Caesium 55 Alkali Metal 1 s 132.905452 1860 Ac Actinium 89 Actinide N/A f 227 1902
To organise the data given I found it a lot easier to use colour to refine each specific type of data, this made-it easier for me to figure out the relationships between the data inside of looking at plain text, even before organising them into a spreadsheet.
Organised Data into table
I then used the above data and converted it into a table with the different types of data at the top and the elements given down the side, as you can see below, the data is much more user friendly and easy to understand.
For my last table I used the key from the colours of the periodic table below and matched each of the elements to the specific colour code. This allows the user of the table to not only know by the glance of an eye which group that element belongs to but also where abouts it is found on the periodic table.