NYU D&T Fall 2020 Final Project Options ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“‰ Flowchart โณ Essay โœ๐Ÿพ or Visualization ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Quick access: Links to the Written Essay grade sheet, the Flowchart grade sheet, and the Data Visualization grade sheet.

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For the Final Project, please choose one of the options in the Prepare section below, and one of the options in the Present section as well. You must make a choice from BOTH sections for full credit! 

Deadline to post your project materials to your blog: December 10
Deadline to post your project video (if you donโ€™t present live): December 10
Deadline to finish and post all your final materials: December 16 at 12PM EST

Prepare

Please prepare one of the following options.

  1. [GRADE SHEET HERE]ย Solution Flowchart + Annotated Bibliography (1200+ words, 4+ sources).ย Do you want to expand on your midterm service analysis and propose solutions? If so, this could be a good option for you. Requirements:
    • Flowchartย with least 15 nodes. Please show the flow of information within your technology (e.g. a software diagram) and/or between users (e.g. a stakeholder diagram). If you show information flow between a mix of tech components and stakeholders, useย symbols, shapes, icons, and/or colors to differentiate between the two. You can review my sample flowchart and preparation document.
    • Annotated Bibliographyย  (1200+ words with at least 4 sources. An annotated bibliographyย contains 1-3 short paragraphsย for each source. Refer toย this documentย for a sample Annotated Bibliography. Please use at leastย 
      • 1 source from the class book listย 
      • 2 sources from scholarly journals (refer to the class Books and Links post for links to scholarly databases)
      • 1 source of your choosing.
  2. [GRADE SHEET HERE]ย Research/Reflection Paper (1700+ words) + 4 images + Bibliography (7+ sources). Do you want to reflect and research on whatโ€™s been happening in D&T class and beyond? If so, consider this option. Requirements:
    • Paper: Please choose a D&T guest speaker or other relevant D&T topic, research and discuss the speaker/topic at more depth, and reflect on how the speaker/topic ties to your own interests and goals. (If youโ€™re not choosing a guest speaker, please email me your paper topic for approval.) While I encourage you to express your opinions and reflections, this paper should be a researched, scholarly paper that cites external, credible sources.ย 
    • Images: [more to come]
    • Citations: In your paper, please include in-text citations to the works in your Bibliography. Refer toย the NYU Citation Style Guideย to learn more about in-text citations.
    • Bibliography: Please use at leastย 
      • 1 source from the class book list
      • 4 sources from scholarly journals (refer to the class Books and Links post for links to scholarly databases)
      • 2 sources of your choosing
  3. [GRADE SHEET HERE]ย Data Visualization + Annotated Bibliography (1000+ words, 4+ sources).ย Do you want to dig into D&T data? Consider this option. Requirements:
    • Visualizationย with least 3 modes. You can create either 3 static (non-interactive) graphs/charts, or 1 interactive visualization with at least 3 modes of interactivity (please ask me if you have any questions about this).
      • You can any environment you like, including Google Sheets,ย Tableau,ย Google Colaboratory, etc.
      • The visualized dataset, should have been previously used/discussed class, otherwise it will require instructor approval.
      • Please be sure to include a clear title, introductory paragraph that explains the visualization(s), color/shape keys as needed to explain the visualization.
    • Annotated Bibliographyย  (1000+ words with at least 4 sources. An annotated bibliographyย contains 1-3 short paragraphsย for each source. Refer toย this documentย for a sample Annotated Bibliography. Please use at leastย 
      • 1 source from the class book listย 
      • 2 sources from scholarly journals (refer to the class Books and Links post for links to scholarly databases)
      • 1 source of your choosing.
  4. Other creative technology based on D&T class content. Do you have another idea? (For instance, in the spring this class had a story artifact option for the final, but we unfortunately won’t have time to do a story workshop this semester.) Please talk with me before or after class to discuss. This option requires instructor approval!

Present

Please either present your work live and/or make a video:

  1. Live option: Please give a 3-minute presentation via Zoom on December 10. Youโ€™ll need to be able to share your screen for the final presentation. This session will not be recorded.
  2. Pre-recorded option: Please create a 3+ minute video recording of your final presentation and post a link to the recording on your blog. 
    • If youโ€™re doing the Flowchart + Annotated Bibliography project, video-record your screen as you talk us through your flowchart. Please zoom in and move around in your flowchart so that itโ€™s readable in the video.
    • If youโ€™re writing a paper, video-record your screen as you talk us through your visuals.
    • Please include a webcam stream (of yourself) or image of yourself to give the video a level of accountability.