Cortisol Data Sculpture
Cortisol Data is a study by Nilam Ram on how people regulate their stress levels after going through a stressful situation in life. This study was done with 34 people by measuring their cortisol level when under stress and how quickly they regulate it back to normal. It is evident that some people regulate their stresses faster than others. As part of a visualization and materialization exercise, Candice Ng took the different cortisol levels and mapped it out in Illustrator to be cut out individually at the laser cutter. They were then put back together within a frame to represent the 34 individuals as a study. The next phase would be to create a prototype that can allow the peaks to align in order to better clearly see the differences if needed.