Project 3

I Did it My Way

The goal of this project is for you to make use of what you have been learning in this class in a project of your choosing (subject to Andy's approval.) If you can make use of visualization in your own research here at UIC that would be good, and I can supply a list of possible projects if you want some other ideas:

- We have temperature data from EVL for the past couple years on a room by room basis. Combining this with outside temperature data and knowledge about when various rooms are active may be interesting.

- You could collect and visualize cell-phone strength for various carriers around the campus.

- We have an eye tracking system at EVL so you could show a known piece of content (e.g. a commercial or a web page) to a group of people and track and then visualize where their attention is focused.

- There is information on Illinois well water that might be useful to produce some underground maps at

As with project 2, to submit your project you should create a web page containing a series of images showing all of these various features in action. These snapshots should have captions that explain clearly what is shown in each. The web page should also have links to all of the various source files that you used to complete the project (.tcl, .cxx, whatever.) This html file also works as your 'readme' file so be sure that it tells me everthing you think I need to know about your project. You can then email me the address of this webpage. Highlight interesting features you find in the datasets. Highlight comparisons of seeing the same thing in different ways using the different techniques. These web project pages also work really well as part of a portfolio when you are start looking for a job so a little extra effort on them now can help later on.

Remember to also
send me a 320 x 240 jpg snapshot for the web. This should be named p3.<your name>.jpg

Each student will give a short demonstration of their program to the rest of the class. This allows everyone to see a variety of solutions to the problem, and a variety of implementations.

last revision 12/20/08