Data Visualisation Brief
November 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
– Data visualisation is the efficient communication of complex quantitative ideas.
– A mix of data maps, time-series, space-time narrative designs and relational graphics. Can be used to construct a theory.
– Is used to describe a complex narrative.
“An ill – specified or preposterous model or puny data cannot be rescued by a graphic no matter
how clever or fancy. A silly theory means a silly graphic”
Edward R Tufte: The visual display of quantitative information
– You must collect a suitable data set and write a full project proposal (your personal brief).
– Research needs to be thematically clear
– Present and justify research weekly in seminars and tutorials
– Research and project development to be presented in logical format, via blog, and should be annotated with written reflection.
– Research and collect a suitable data set.
– Develop multiple options prior to developing written project proposal. This proposal will become my personal project brief identifying clear personal/professional aims and objectives. It will integrate reflections derived from my previous project and the formative assessment received.
– Submission of Project Proposal (via Unilearn/Assessment) Wednesday 11th December 2013.
– Receive feedback upon my Proposal on Thursday 19th December 2013.
– Formative Assessment (graded) for this project will be on Thursday 6th March, 2014.
– A summary of these, and other key dates and events, are included on the schedule of studio teaching (via Unilearn/Assessment).
– From my data set I’ll develop the most appropriate concept and produce a cohesive body of work.
– The presentation of this work may be a number of static images or designs, moving image, virtual display, animation or physical installation – as outlined within my proposal.