To represent the Irish data, one way we are considering is a in the form of a physical display. What we are proposing is a “3D bar graph” which would be controlled by a slider of some sort to cycle through the years.
As the user changes year, the different counties adjust to reflect the total number of deaths in that county for that year.
The principle of the the display would be a similar idea to this inForm table created by MIT’s tangible media lab. It is effectively an automated pin-art board
The result is almost hypnotic and would be a really engaging way to represent our data.