While the longer
paper presentation is going to focus on the details of current research
in implementing data visualization in a particular domain, the short
presentation is designed to expose the class to current visualization
work in a variety of disciplines that were not covered in class. For
example, what is going on in economics, or astrophysics, or genome
sequencing? Popular media is a good place to start looking, as are some
of the links provided to sites with good visualization examples in the
notes. The visualizations you present can be static or dynamic,
computer-based, paper-based, etc, they just can't be something covered
already in class, and taken as a whole they should be from a wide
variety of disciplines.
By 2/14 you
should pick a domain and some visualization work in that domain to
present and email andy what those are so he can accept or reject your
suggestion. Sending supplemental materials such as web site links can
be very valuable here.
The talks will be 10 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions from
class, so clearly you wont be able to cover your chosen area in detail
but you can describe the kind of data that is being visualized, the
amount of data that is being visualized, who the users are, the purpose
of the visualization, and what was successful about it.
You should create a
web page containing an overview of your talk. You can use the webpage
to give your talk instead of using powerpoint slides if you wish. The
page should contain images of related visualizations and references.
You should email the location of your send web page to andy before you
give your talk.
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