Data Visualisation Brief

November 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Data visualisation:

– 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

Project requirements:

– 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.

Project Task:

– 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.

Data Visualisation Brief


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