Immigration, employment, education costs, campus sexual assaults, fracking, vaccines, women’s pay equity, police violence against unarmed black men, women’s right to reproductive health, genetically modified foods, affordable health care: all are complex and contentious contemporary issues with passionate supporters and critics. And all are supported or opposed by a variety of often confusing data and arguments.
Shakeil Greeley, Trail of Silence, 2015
This project requires you to address a significant contemporary issue using published data to support your particular view or argument. The goal of the project is to use data and design to convey a heightened recognition of the issue, to influence and empower users, and to promote engagement and activism.
Reading/video/visual research for Tuesday, February 9:
Critical InfoVis (Amelia, Laura, Catherine, Esther – discussion leaders)
Trail of Silence data, Shak Greeley’s project
For instance, Global Road Deaths, below:
Ethan’s Asian Stereotypes in Video Games, 2015:
Justin Lee’s project, 2015:
Trends in Total Reported Sexual Assaults, below:
(Statement from designer Cara McGrath)
Abigail Reynolds, Mount Fear, South London, (crime data visualization), below:
Debbie’s Weight of Healthcare: