Viewer's Choice Presentation

Webpage due 12/1 at 9:59 pm Chicago time

Talk on 12/2 and 12/4 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.


last revision 11/20/14 - updated webpage due date