Data Vis Session 6: Geo-sculptures, Function vs. Aesthetic, Midterm Prep

Announcements and Links


  • 6:30-7:30: Ekene Ijeoma lecture / Q&A
  • 7:30-8:00: Class updates
  • 8:00-8:10: Break
  • 8:10-8:55(ish): Kevin Miklasz lecture entitled “Function vs. aesthetics in data visualization: some case studies”
  • 8:55-9:20: Work time and feedback from guests


Next Week’s Assignments

  • Midterm, due next week. A full project brief is here. If it will help you prepare, I can write a walk-through of one of my previous visualization projects (which includes a write-up) that is about the same scope as a midterm or final, depending on your prior technical experience. You can see the project files for this vis, called “Networks in Equity and Sustainability,” at Github.
  • Make sure your 5 blog posts (not including the midterm) are up by next week. If you owe extra credit for a missed class(es), be sure to expand one of your assignments accordingly. Let me know if you have any questions about this.