Data visualization in an aesthetic way can be challenging: You have to convey data to the user very clearly, but at the same time you want to have a lean, modern and intuitive design. The topic given was 'Weather'.
Doing research and getting general inspiration was the first step in our design process:
'The Visual Display of Quantitative Information' (2001) by Edward R. Tufte
'Visualization of Time-Oriented Data' (2011) by Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Heidrun Schumann, Christian Tominski