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InfoVis 2014

January 4, 2014

Welcome to InfoVis 2014!

Project 1
Hello: Autobiographical Data Visualization
, for January 30 
Design and perform a 2-minute spoken and visual presentation about yourself built from personal data and vital statistics.
Initial plans/sketches due Jan 23. 
Design and print an 8.5×11” handout diagram summarizing your presentation (illustration, diagram, icons, chart, table—minimal text)

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Each project has an associated reading—discussion leaders should summarize and expand, raising questions, showing examples, and leading class discussion.
Readings for Jan 21:

How to make data look sexy
Fundamental Principles.tufte
Bizarre Insights From Big Data

Powers of 10

A few examples:
info vis intro 2014

Victoria’s Patterns of a Penn Undergrad
Liliana’s Hamburgefons
Life, Liberty, and Mappiness
Charlene Lam, Paper-based Visualization
Fractions of a Second Winter Olympics
Dan’s t-shirts
Intro to Diagrams
Anam’s 321

Dave’s Girl Talk Mashup
NYTimes CalorieDetective
Italian Hand Gestures
Andreas Fischer World GDP
A History of the Sky
Pioneer Spacecraft Map



NOAA data


17 coldtimeline

Google Flu Trends graph.
Flu data here.


John Snow’s cholera map, 1854.

NYTimes Graphics Department
NYTimes 2013 Interactive

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