Viewer's Choice Presentation
Topic due 11/02 at 9:59pm Chicago time
Webpage due 11/16 at 9:59 pm Chicago
Talks on 11/17 and 11/19
We are going to spend the two class periods looking at
visualizations that you think are particularly interesting.
First you should find an interactive visualization that you think
is well done and interesting, and deep enough that you can
effectively critique it.
One place to start looking might
be at FlowingdData http://flowingdata.com/
or gizmodo has an infographics tag
You should 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? who are the users that this visualization was
made for? what questions do people want to ask? how can they
find the answers with this tool? This discussion should
include plenty of screen shots to back up your comments. In
the past about 10 screenfulls of good text and images have
been about right for an A in the critique,
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 in class.