Data Vis Session 3: More SODA + D3, NYSCI, Data Collection Design, Lit Review

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  • 6:30-7:15: Discussion of NYC Open Data query assignment.
  • 7:15-8:00: Catherine Cramer lecture + Q&A
  • 8:00-8:10: Break
  • 8:10-9:20: Visualization Design Activity:
    • 8:10-8:15: Individual brainstorming (with post-its, etc).
    • 8:15-8:30: Idea forming in small groups. Diagramming on bigger sheets of paper.
    • 8:30-8:45: Literature search to validate and provide background
  • 8:45-9:20: Brief Presentations


Next Week’s Assignments

  • Blog Post 1, due Sept 24: Visualization of your NYC Open Data. Use Socrata’s example page, the D3 site, and Moment.js to turn your dataset into a simple visualization. You are welcome to use my bar chart tutorial to get started. Post a link to your vis on your blog. We will do a deep dive with these technologies next week.
  • Blog Post 2, due Oct 1: Ideation sketches/pictures from the NYSCI “big data for little kids” exercise, a short bibliography (using MLA citation format) of your scholarly resources, and reflections on the activity. We will revisit this in two weeks.