Project 3

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

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

You should create a set of web pages that describe your work on the project. This should include:
all of which should have plenty of screenshots with meaningful captions.

You should also create a 2-3 minute video showing the use of your application including narration with decent audio quality and that video should be linked to your main project web page.

I will be linking your web page to the course notes so please send me a 320 x 240 jpg photo of your visualization for the web. This should be named p3.<your_last_name>.jpg. Web pages like this can be very helpful later on in helping you build up a portfolio of your work when you start looking for a job.

Each student will bring his / her visualization to class to present it and describe its features 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 1/3/11