Stock Watch - a real time data visualisation app
Given the abundance of data available globally and the expectation that it will be delivered instantly across the web in an easily digestible form, the team set about understanding how real time data is created and how in turn this data can be visualized effectively in real time using pattern recognition. The aim was to generate an application which would reflect this research and enable the team to utilise evolving technologies and enhance their technical knowledge and skills in the field of data visualisation.
Launched in a minimalist, user friendly and interactive UI the app delivers a dynamic real time Candlestick Chart visualisation. The user is presented with instantly recognisable industry standard candlesticks depicting open, high, close and low values for a stock on a 1-minute bar or 5-minute bar. The user’s attention is drawn to the current minute of changing values which is visualised by rendering a hollow candle which fluctuates according to the stream of data. The user has the ability to pan from left to right to reveal historic candlesticks which are formed at the close of each bar.