Independent Projects

Please format proposals as follows:

• Title
• Abstract/description stating goals/objectives
• Possible data sources
• Proposed media
• Bibliography/resources

Final Projects Should Be:

Driven by Data – quantify the data: structure/order/categorize to find form(s)
Creative 
–  the design should be an original interpretation of the data
Revealing
– designs should enable discovery, understanding, realization
Complete
– the design should fully visualize the data
Engaging
– meet (and exceed) expectations of your audience
Documented
– cite sources and describe methodology
Portable
– projects should exist as objects, web sites, files, images, prints, etc. that can be archived on blog

Research Sources:

Martin Wattenberg’s design research page.

Fathom,Ben Fry’s design studio

Mirko Lorenz’ Data Driven Journalism page.

NYTimes Visualizations, and more here.

All the Code blog