Donation Analytics, an interactive data visualisation web app
Donation Analytics is an interactive data visualisation web application. The app consists of a front end and a backend. The front end allows all users access to information about blood donations, what to do before a donation, what happens during the donation and what you should do after donating. A map with the location of blood donation clinics in the Dublin area is also provided so a user can find the closest clinic to their location together with news reports. The back end has additional features for authorised logged in users including analytics showing trends in donation statistics and more detailed maps. The application was made using the R programming language together with a number of R libraries. The application uses a MySQL database to store the user login information. The application was developed to be used by members of blood bank staff.
The main findings were that a functional data visualisation web application could be developed using R and its wide range of libraries. The project demonstrated that developers coming from a base of no knowledge of the R programming language could, in a relatively short space of time, develop a professional interactive data visualisation web application.