InfoVis 2016: Project 1


Ariel Allon’s Family

Welcome to InfoVis 2016!

Project 1
Hello: Autobiographical Data Visualization
, for February 4
Design and perform a 2-minute spoken and visual presentation built from personal data and vital statistics.
Initial plans/sketches due Jan 21/26. 
Design and print an 8.5×11” handout (to accompany presentation) summarizing your design (using illustration, diagrams, icons, charts, tables, and minimal text)

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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 19:

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

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Selected Projects

More Selected Projects

Resources and examples:

info vis intro 2016

Graham Roberts’ King of the Closers

The Quantified Self: Personal Pies

Victoria’s Patterns of a Penn Undergrad and Synchro East
Liliana’s Hamburgefons

Dan’s t-shirts

Dave’s texting habits

Brynn’s Sunday Night, Monday Morning

Anam’s 321
Anastaysia’s Noise of Time
Justin’s What Would They Say?

Justin’s Strings and Waves

Life, Liberty, and Mappiness
Charlene Lam, Paper-based Visualization
Fractions of a Second Winter Olympics

Virtual Beauty’s Intro to Diagrams: Externalizing Thought

NYTimes CalorieDetective
Italian Hand Gestures
Andreas Fischer World GDP
A History of the Sky
Pioneer Spacecraft Map

17 coldtimeline

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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