Yes, I am in direct contact with Gerry, and getting stuck in...
Hopefully I can make a worthwhile contribution.
You can check out first stab at data visualization here
form live test data which can be edited here
Obviously lots to do yet, but interested in any feedback / suggestions...
Linking from anywhere will not be a problem...
Think of looking at setup for users vote to weight various areas in
overall score, but let me know if there is something more urgent you
would like me to look at.
Test is at http://myhq.eu/reformcard/gdata4.html
As suggested, I have also modified all (random) scores to range 0-4
and show full axis 0-100
and added "Weighting" column to main bar chart as example of how this
might be displayed.
Weightings can be manually edited in the Datasheet
Finally, I have included experimental form for collecting public
weighting votes. This is just a crude test to walk through concept of
how end users should vote (scale 1-5, %, allocate from a total of
The data does gets captured in the same test datasheet, but I am not
calculating actual weightings used for now (this is simple to do but
it might make test charts a bit messy until I know how votes should be
gathered and used...)
Anyone thought much about how this public voting will work yet ?
I presume some kind of registration or openID login required..?
and should it be simple rate each area from 1-5 (or 0-4) or more
complex (but better perhaps) share 10 votes among these reform
Also, how is it envisaged Panel ratings will be gathered.
I can very quickly knock up a similar (experimental) form...
Thinking it might be interesting to keep track of Panel ratings over
time so we can do some funky timeline (or animated) visualisations
that show how party scores evolve...
rather than just keep a single 'live' grid of current scores
That would certainly be possible, and not too difficult... If it has
general appeal, I'll knock up a test...
I will remove weighting for now, and I agree that Danny's idea of user
able to interactively set their own weighting preference and see chart
respond dynamically would be cool, and not hard to do.
I will touch base with Gerry and see if he has something in mind in
be preferable to accept OpenID / google / facebook validation than to
require users to register with our site...
Yes. By Panel I mean panel of independent experts / academics...
Yes, we can do it with one party. No problem.
Will need to touch base with Gerry to see where he's at with the
framework, but I can be ready to go by next week.
Something like that you had in mind ?