Data Vis Session 02: Toolkits, Library of Congress.


While you’re waiting for class to begin, please take a look atΒ the links to prepare for class today.


  • Intro: Substitute Professor Dixie Ching
  • Student Toolkit: brief presentations (from student blogs)
  • Case Study: Library of Congress Storycorps collection. Guest Speaker: Julia Kim.

Next Week’s Assignments

  • No Class Next Week, September 21. Please complete the NYSCI activity sometime between September 21 and October 19.
  • Start Visualizing. Use the toolkit you’re building to start visualizing data to show on September 28.
    • Please post screenshots or a link from your blog.
    • Please use one of the class’s pre-approved datasets or e-mail me to get approval for another data set of your choice.
    • You can use this assignment to start working towards your first full visualization, which will be due on October 5. (You can see last year’s Phase 1 Project Grading Criteria here, which will be similar to this year’s criteria. Some of the visualization tutorials need to be updated.)
    • Feel free to e-mail me next week with questions.