Again, I think this visualization needs a key and/or and explanation. What are you trying to depict here and why does this visualization help you communicate to your audience?
Explain the significance of this chart. How does it help you understand and/or interpret the testimonies? You may also want to look into Voyant as a tool for analyzing the two interviews.
This project explores the lives, hardships, and key events of Ibañez, Barrio, and their families. From a historical perspective, it fully explores the lives and fates of many different people in each family. The chart and life map explores many different outcomes of people, even if sometimes they are in very similar situations at first. It goes from military involvement, to political activism, concentration camps, to even settling down in the middle of all of this. The project explores the lives and events of both families in a very creative way. Both the chart and life map visually show major events and things that otherwise would probably take much longer to explain. While it can be a little jarring to try and understand the chart/map at first, once one studies them both, they give a sufficient amount of detail from the two family’s experiences.
This testimony is used by showing the various things and events that were key to both families on a chart and life map, or mind map. It gives general information on what happened to many people in both families. All of the points on the chart/map feel relevant to the lives of both Ibañez and Barrio. Furthermore, things in the chart are also relevant to the map and shows how they tie into the lives of the families. They show what is important to both of them and their families, which makes the treatment of the testimonies very well done. The project successfully deals with the testimonies, on a macro scale. This most likely makes it much easier to analyze both testimonies at the same time, while still trying to do as much justice as possible to both.
The format of this project greatly enhances the interpretation that is being presented. It shows not only how Ibañez and Barrio meet and eventually marry, but also how other members of the family connect via political parties. The key themes and ideas are also shown in varying degrees of importance for the lives of both Ibañez and Barrio. However, this format does not focus on the specific details of what happened to everyone or everything in this project. It makes sense, as the project tries to juggle with two testimonies, and there might not be a whole lot of information to go off of anyway for much of these family members.
This project is very well done and makes me want to learn more about the lives of Ibañez and Barrio. While the project felt like its primary focus was the macro study of the two families, it would be nice to give a little context before the civil war on at least the lives of Ibañez and Barrio. However, this might not be possible, as the testimonies might not give that enough information. Overall though, this is a very well done project that is very creative and informative.