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CS795-S13: Project 1 - CCSLRI, CfA, or VAST Challenge

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Assigned: Monday, Jan 14, 2013
Due: Monday, Mar 25, 2013 (right after Spring Break) extended -MCW 3/25/13

Project presentation and report guidelines updated. -MCW 2/27/13

Description

The goal of this project is to get you quickly involved in a real-world data visualization problem. You have a couple options for projects.

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

ODU's Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) is a group of ODU researchers who have data they would like visualized. Some of this data is polling data related to perceptions about sea level rise or life in Hampton Roads, in general (2012 State of the Region report - pdf).

Several researchers will come to class on Jan 28 to talk about their visualization needs.

You should choose a researcher to work with and meet with them further about their visualization needs. One thing that web-based interactive visualizations can provide is a way for the general user to explore the data in new ways. How could you provide this ability? If there is data for multiple years, could you display how the data has changed over time?

The requirement is to define a problem and create a solution that satisfies the researcher you are working with. The solution should exhibit sound visualization design principles and look professional. It should also be something that can be transferred to the researcher after the project has completed.

Code for America (Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk)

Meet with one of the local Code for America groups and determine how you could contribute to an open project, or propose a new project. This should be something that can be accomplished in a couple of months (i.e., don't rely on data that might take a couple of months to obtain).

The requirement is to define a problem and create a useable solution. The solution should exhibit sound visualization design principles and look professional. It should also be something that can be transferred the Code for America group after the project has completed.

VAST Challenge

Choose one of the mini-challenges from the 2010 VAST Challenge to complete. Follow the challenge guidelines.

Guidelines

Students should work on a project in teams of 2-4. But, no two students who have taken Info Vis can be in the same group - spread the knowledge!

Note: You may use Tableau to explore the data, but as our license expires at the end of the semester, do not develop something that relies on the license.

Important Milestones

In addition to these milestones, each group will give a brief progress update weekly in class.

You are welcome to meet with me as needed to discuss your progress and any issues that arise.

Presentation

Report

Grading

I will evaluate the overall quality of your project, including all milestones and components. The following questions will be important during that evaluation process:

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