Viewer's Choice Presentation
Webpage due 12/3 at 9pm Chicago time
Talk on 12/4 and 12/6 in class
We are going to spend the last two lectures of the class looking
at visualizations that you think are particularly interesting.
First you should find an interactive visualization that you think
is well done and interesting.
One place to start looking might
be at manyeyes: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/visualizations
or FlowingdData http://flowingdata.com/
or gizmodo has an infographics tag
You should try and pick something that has not been presented in
the class before, or if the concept has been presented before it
should be presented in a new way or from a different
perspective. Choosing a visualization from the last year
increases your odds of it being new.
Visualizations and data sources related to other countries would
be much appreciated as those would give me a wider variety of
visualizations to show future classes.
Once you have chosen a visualization email Andy with its
location so it can be approved and we ensure that everyone is
doing something different.
You should create a web page with a link to the original
visualization and your discussion about the good features of the
interactive visualization, and things that could be better about
the visualization. Based on what we have talked about in class
and what you have experienced in creating these kinds of
applications, apply that knowledge to critique this
visualization. This should be a critical
discussion of the value of the visualization: what is the
data? how was it collected? what works and what needs
improvement? what questions do people want to ask? how can
they find the answers with this tool?
Once you have your web page done, email its location to Andy
and include a screen snapshot so we can link all the pages
into the class webpages.
Each person will have 4 minutes to present the
visualization and their critique.
We will again have the audience fill out comment cards that
are given directly to you so you can see if your presentation
skills have improved since the beginning of the term and where
you may still need to focus.