InfoVis 2015: Project 1


Ariel Allon’s Family

Welcome to InfoVis 2015!

Project 1
Hello: Autobiographical Data Visualization
, for February 3 
Design and perform a 2-minute spoken and visual presentation built from personal data and vital statistics.
Initial plans/sketches due Jan 20. 
Design and print an 8.5×11” handout summarizing your presentation (using illustration, diagrams, icons, charts, tables, etc.—minimal text)

The Quantified Self: Personal Pies

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Each project has an associated reading/video—discussion leaders should summarize and expand, raising questions, showing examples, and leading class discussion.
Readings for Jan 20:

Fundamental Principles.tufte
How to make data look sexy, Wattenberg, Viegas
Data-Driven Aesthetics, Hansen
Bizarre Insights From Big Data

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Powers of 10

Resources and examples:

Info Vis Intro 2015

Victoria’s Patterns of a Penn Undergrad and Synchro East
Liliana’s Hamburgefons
Life, Liberty, and Mappiness
Charlene Lam, Paper-based Visualization
Fractions of a Second Winter Olympics
Dan’s t-shirts
Virtual Beauty’s Intro to Diagrams: Externalizing Thought
Anam’s 321
Anastaysia’s Noise of Time
Justin’s What Would They Say?

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

Brynn’s Sunday Night, Monday Morning
Pioneer Spacecraft Map
Graham Roberts’ King of the Closers

17 coldtimeline
Google Flu Trends graph.
Flu data here.

Craig Venter Genome

nobel2 13.nobels, no degrees_new_layout nobel1

Giorgia Lupi
John Snow’s cholera map, 1854.



Home and Away, CNN war casualty map
  Stamen Design


NOAA data


Art + Design Resources:

NYTimes Graphics Department and Talk with Duenes
NYTimes 2014 Interactive
Lev Manovich
Casey Reas
Jonathan Harris

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